Transcript: Mumbai gunmen were commanded by phone

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January 7, 2009 09:49

 
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The gunman said into the phone, "We have three foreigners, including women." The response was plain and brutal: "Kill them," the man said. Gunshots rang out inside the Mumbai hotel, followed by a round of cheering. The ruthless exchange comes from a transcript of phone calls intercepted during the Mumbai attacks that was part of a dossier of evidence India handed Pakistan this week. New Delhi says the evidence, which also included photographs of recovered weapons, data gleaned from satellite phones, and details from the interrogation of the lone surviving gunman, proves that the Mumbai siege was launched from across the border. Pakistani authorities have dismissed the evidence as "a propaganda offensive" designed "to whip up tensions" in the region.

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