12 convicted over 2006 Mumbai train blasts

2015-09-11 11:27

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New Delhi (dpa) - An Indian court on Friday convicted 12 men for bombings on Mumbai's train network in 2006 that killed at least 200 people, lawyers said.

A special trial court in Mumbai acquitted one defendant in the case, special public prosecutor Raja Thakare told reporters outside the court.

"The sentencing will take place on Monday," he said. The men were convicted of charges including murder and conspiracy.

All of the accused were members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India. Indian security agencies say the group planned the bombings with help from Pakistan's Lashkar-e-Taiba group.

The series of blasts in Mumbai on July 11 2006 targeted seven trains, killing 189 people and leaving over 800 injured.

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