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Mumbai court condemns five to death for deadly train bombings

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Mumbai court condemns five to death for deadly train bombings

<p>A Mumbai court has sentenced five men to death for the serial bombings of commuter trains in the sprawling city.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en-gb"><p lang="mr" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/%E0%A4%AE%E0%A5%81%E0%A4%82%E0%A4%AC%E0%A4%88%E0%A4%B8%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%AB%E0%A5%8B%E0%A4%9F?src=hash">#मुंबईस्फोट</a>: 11 मिनिटात 7 स्फोट, 9 वर्षांनी निकाल, 12 दोषी ! <a href="http://t.co/yJABGrGSOS">http://t.co/yJABGrGSOS</a> <a href="http://t.co/PAbhaEkj5E">pic.twitter.com/PAbhaEkj5E</a></p>— ABP माझा (@abpmajhatv) <a href="https://twitter.com/abpmajhatv/status/642240079214186496">September 11, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>In July 2006 seven bombs, planted in first class carriages, exploded in the evening rush hour.</p> <p>Some 189 people were killed with 800 injured.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en-gb"><p lang="hi" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/%E0%A4%AE%E0%A5%81%E0%A4%82%E0%A4%AC%E0%A4%88?src=hash">#मुंबई</a>: 7/11 सीरियल ब्लास्ट केस में 9 साल बाद आया बड़ा फैसला <a href="http://t.co/Wc6OA42QSz">http://t.co/Wc6OA42QSz</a> <a href="http://t.co/K4Bc2wbaWk">pic.twitter.com/K4Bc2wbaWk</a></p>— आज तक (@aajtak) <a href="https://twitter.com/aajtak/status/642228144972398592">September 11, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Seven other men have been handed life sentences. </p> <p>Indian authorities believe the attacks were launched by <span class="caps">SIMI</span> Islamists backed by Pakistan.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">12 convicted for 7/11 Mumbai train blasts: <a href="http://t.co/Rx6fQ6tYzk">http://t.co/Rx6fQ6tYzk</a> <a href="http://t.co/8qrh8IWI6H">pic.twitter.com/8qrh8IWI6H</a></p>— The Asian Age (@TheAsianAgeNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheAsianAgeNews/status/642543403734011904">September 12, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Islamabad denies any involvement and the defence lawyer for the convicted says the men are “innocent” and “framed.” </p> <p>One of the accused has been acquitted.</p> <p>The 13 were arrested between July 2006 and October of the same year. </p> <p>Following their detention 11 signed statements admitting involvement, they have since been retracted.</p> <p>The men are to appeal. <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BBC News - Mumbai 2006 train bombing victim Parag Sawant dies <a href="http://t.co/jf5cPAYKXJ">http://t.co/jf5cPAYKXJ</a></p>— Mr Normal ن (@PaulWilko657) <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulWilko657/status/618675024732508160">July 8, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>