12/28/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Indian Authorities Likely To Blame Outsiders For Attacks

MUMBAI, India -- Indian commandos rescued some hostages in raids on Thursday as standoffs continued against heavily armed militants who a day earlier had swept into Mumbai, India's commercial capital, in a shocking series of coordinated and bloody attacks.

In a televised address, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the attackers probably had "external linkages" -- the first official indication that the authorities were likely to blame outsiders for the assaults, whose tactics were strikingly different in scope, audacity, execution and style than other recent terrorist attacks in India, according to counter-terrorism experts.

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