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Indian PM Demands Mumbai Terrorist Suspects


Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says he hopes Pakistan will have some "sense" and turn over suspects in the Mumbai terrorist attacks for trial in India.

Mr. Singh reiterated Saturday that India does not want war with its neighbor, but that Pakistan must give up the men suspected of carrying out the November attacks that left 172 people dead in Mumbai.

New Delhi says the attackers are Pakistani nationals trained in Pakistan, but Islamabad says there is no proof of their nationality.

Mr. Singh was speaking on a visit to the northeastern state of Assam, where three bombs exploded earlier this week, killing three people and wounding 50 others.

The prime minister said India would go to any extent to root out terrorism, and that the government is willing to talk to any insurgent group that first lays down its arms.

Mr. Singh also called on the newly elected government in neighboring Bangladesh to not allow its territory to be used by militants fighting against India.

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

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