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Kashmir: India kills rebels from group behind 2008 Mumbai attacks

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India and Pakistan's simmering conflict in Kashmir boiled over this week as Indian soldiers exchanged fire with rebels from the terrorist group behind last year's Mumbai attacks. The exchange came also as Indian officials alleged that Pakistan is sending captured Taliban militants to fight in the disputed Himalayan territory, giving them the option of "jail or jihad."

Indian troops on Wednesday shot dead seven rebels, four of whom were from the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Reuters reported. One of the slain militants was identified as top LeT commander Abu Hamza, according to the News Agency of Kashmir.

The group was behind attacks that killed at least 166 people in the Indian financial capital in November. Last month, senior Australian official John Brumby canceled a trip to Mumbai after the Ausitralian government said there was reason to believe there could be more terrorist attacks there this fall, the Financial Times reported.

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