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Indian Court Convicts Two Men in 1993 Mumbai Bombing


An Indian court has convicted two men for their part in a series of bombings that killed nearly 300 people in Mumbai 13 years ago.

The men, Asgar Mukadam and Shahnawaz Qureshi, were found guilty Monday of parking an explosives-packed vehicle outside a busy Mumbai cinema in 1993. The attack killed 10 people and wounded 36 others.

It was part of a city-wide bombing wave that killed 257 people in the Indian economic capital (previously known as Bombay). The alleged mastermind of the violence, "Tiger" Memon, has fled the country.

A total of 123 people are accused of involvement in the attacks. Seven people have now been convicted in the case, with more verdicts expected in the coming weeks.

The bombs were allegedly planted in retaliation for riots between Hindus and Muslims, in which hundreds of people were killed.

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