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Indian Court Convicts 20th Person For 1993 Mumbai Bombing


An Indian court has convicted another man in connection with a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) that killed 257 people more than a decade ago.

The court ruled Thursday that the man was guilty of handling explosives and weapons used in the 1993 bombing campaign that rocked India's financial capital.

He is the 20th person convicted so far in the case that began in 1994. Five others were acquitted Thursday.

More verdicts are expected in the coming weeks. A total of 123 defendants were accused.

The attacks were carried out in revenge for Hindu-Muslim clashes that killed hundreds of people several months before the bombings.

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

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