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India convicts two over 2007 blasts that killed 44

In this file photo taken on May 18, 2007 police stand outside the Macca Masjid mosque in Hyderabad following a deadly blast. The May bombing came three months ahead of the twin August 25 2007 attacks in Hyderabad that was blamed on the Islamic Indian Mujahideen group. / AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM

By: Sarwar Alam

An Indian court on Tuesday (4) convicted two members of a banned Islamist militant group over bomb blasts in August 2007 in the southern city of Hyderabad that killed 44 people. One explosion went off in an auditorium packed with families watching a laser show. Minutes later a second blast ripped through a congested street food stall in another part of the city. Justice T. Srinivas Rao found Aneeq Shafique Sayeed and Mohammed Akbar Ismail Choudhury guilty and acquitted two others in the protracted case, a prosecution lawyer told reporters in Hyderabad. The judge will announce sentences on Monday. The…

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