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Eleventh Person Arrested in Mumbai Train Blasts Probe


Police in Indian Kashmir have arrested a private security guard suspected of playing a role in last month's train bombings in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay.

Police say Abdul Hamid, 32, was arrested Thursday in his village near the cease-fire Line of Control that separates the Indian and Pakistani regions of Kashmir.

Police say he was arrested because forensic experts had found his identity card at one of the seven sites of the July 11 explosions, which killed nearly 200 people.

Hamid is the 11th person arrested in connection with the train bombings, which also left more than 700 people wounded.

Indian security officials have said they suspect homegrown terrorists and Pakistan-based Islamic militants were involved in the deadly attacks. They have named Pakistan-based outlawed Kashmri separatist group Lashkar-e-Toiba and the outlawed Students Islamic Movement of India.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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