World Notes Oct 13 1986

WORLD NOTES INDIA THE SNAKE IN THE GARDEN THE GUNMAN IN THE BUSH FIRST FIRED AT 7 A.M., SHORTLY AFTER HIS TARGET, INDIAN PRIME MINISTER RAJIV GANDHI, ENTERED THE CORDONED-OFF GARDENS OF THE RAJ GHAT IN NEW DELHI. THE SHOT WAS BARELY NOTICED BY THOSE ATTENDING OUTDOOR PRAYER SERVICES COMMEMORATING THE BIRTH OF MOHANDAS GANDHI, INDIA'S SPIRITUAL LEADER. INDEED, THE PRIME MINISTER'S ELITE GUARD CONCLUDED THAT THE NOISE HAD MERELY BEEN THE BACKFIRE OF A PASSING MOTOR SCOOTER. BUT AT 8:05, WHEN THE

GUNMAN FIRED TWO MORE SHOTS FROM A HOMEMADE PISTOL, SECURITY FORCES awoke to the threat. They grabbed a...

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