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Google Earth Blamed in Mumbai Massacre

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    Investigators believe that the men who stormed Mumbai and killed complex GPS systems to coordinate their attack which killed nearly 200 people.

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    An Indian lawyer has entered a petition to ban Google Earth at the Bombay High Court alleging that the service "aids terrorists in plotting attacks," The London Times reported Tuesday.

    Attorney Amit Karkhanis wants the court to order Google to blur images of "sensitive areas" in the country until the case is resolved.

    Investigators believe that that the ten men who stormed the densely populated Indian city on November 26 were well trained and may have used complex GPS systems to coordinate their attack which killed nearly 179 people.

    They kept in touch on mobile phones with several different SIM cards, and may have monitored events via Blackberries, according to the Times.