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India Says Terrorism Stalks Asia, Urges Cooperation

India Tuesday used the example of the latest bomb blasts in its commercial capital Bombay to warn Asian nations of rising security challenges in the region and urged cooperation to battle terrorism. “Terrorism stalks Asia as never before. India, a long-standing victim of terrorism, was hit again yesterday,” Yashwant Sinha, India’s foreign minister, said in a speech in Singapore. At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 wounded when two car bombs exploded in Bombay Monday — one in the crowded bullion market and another at the Gateway of India, a huge waterfront archway famous as a tourist spot. Police have blamed the bombings on an outlawed Muslim students group, acting along with a Pakistan-based Kashmiri separatist group Lashkar-e-Taiba. India accuses Pakistan of aiding a revolt in Kashmir, a charge Islamabad denies but says it provides moral and diplomatic support to what it calls a Kashmiri freedom struggle. Full Story

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