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India to Charge Mumbai Attack Suspect


Indian police say the lone surviving gunman in the deadly Mumbai attacks will be formally charged in the case on Wednesday.

Police say Pakistani national Mohammed Ajmal Kasab will be charged with "waging war" in the November attacks. Authorities say several other suspects will also be charged for allegedly helping to plan the assault.

The Mumbai attacks were carried out over a three-day period, killing more than 170 people.

The attacks have raised tensions between India and neighboring Pakistan, both nuclear-armed countries that have fought three wars.

India has blamed the attacks on a Pakistan-based militant group, Lashkar-e-Taiba and has accused Pakistan of not doing enough to bring those responsible to justice.

Pakistan has admitted that the Mumbai attacks were partly planned in Pakistan. But Pakistan denies India's charge that elements in Pakistan's intelligence services may have been involved.


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



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