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India Rocked By a Wave of Terrorist Attacks
During much of 2008, India experienced a series of terrorist attacks largely blamed on Islamic militants, as well as religious and ethnic clashes that pitted Muslims against Hindus and Hindus against Christians. None of the attacks, however, were nearly as devastating as the November attacks on several of Mumbai's landmarks and commercial hubs. Ten gunmen laid siege to the city for three days, killing 173 people and exposing India's utter lack of preparedness for such an attack. Indian and U.S. officials said they have evidence that the Pakistan-based militant Islamic group Lashkar-e-Taiba was responsible.
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