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India court sentences man to death in bakery blast

Thursday - 4/18/2013, 9:51am  ET

NEW DELHI (AP) -- A court has sentenced a man to death for a bomb attack that killed 17 people three years ago at a bakery popular with tourists in western India.

Judge N.P. Dhote sentenced Mirza Himayat Baig on Thursday after finding him guilty of murder and conspiracy in the February 2010 blast at the German Bakery in Pune in Maharashtra state. Six other suspects are still at large.

Those killed in the blast included an Italian, an Iranian and two Sudanese. At least 64 people were injured.

Police say Baig had links to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a banned Pakistan-based rebel group.

Baig's attorney, Abdul Rahman, said he plans to appeal the verdict.


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