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Interior minister says the Pakistani Taliban are behind the attack.
In tribal areas, it provides an alternative to hard-line clerics with a medley of local news, talk shows, and music.
Media reports suggest that the Pakistani investigation has centered on the same group accused of carrying out the Mumbai attacks.
If it is becoming a failed state, Indian officials wonder if they should take a harder – or softer – line with its neighbor.
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The colonel, accused of facilitating communications between the attackers and handlers in Pakistan, was named along with 34 other suspects.
The US, Pakistan coordinate troops to prevent militants from fleeing to either side.