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NEW DELHI – An Indian court has convicted 12 suspects for the bombings of seven Mumbai commuter trains that killed 188 people and wounded 800 others in July 2006.
Judge Yatin D. Shinde on Friday found them guilty of murder and criminal conspiracy charges and said he will announce their sentences on Monday after hearing arguments from the prosecutors and defense attorneys. They face the death penalty.
The trial in the case in Mumbai lasted more than seven years.
Prosecutors say the conspiracy was hatched by Pakistan's Directorate of Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, and carried out by Lashkar-e-Tayyaba operatives with help from the Students' Islamic Movement of India, a banned militant organization.
The Lashkar-e-Tayyaba is a Pakistan-based Islamic militant group. Pakistan has denied the Indian claims.