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India Sentences Pakistani to Death for Militant Attack

An Indian court has sentenced a Pakistani man to death for the militant attack on New Delhi's famous 17th century Red Fort five years ago.

Muhammad Arif was handed the death sentence Monday for his role in the December 2000 attack that killed three people.

The victims - a soldier and two civilians - died when Arif and five other militants sneaked into the complex and opened fire.

The Red Fort was a 17th century palace for Muslim Mughal emperor Shah Jehan. The fort is now a symbol of India's independence. Many speeches and official pronouncements are given at its gates.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.