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Eight die in India's first big attack since Mumbai | Reuters

PUNE, India (Reuters) - A bomb ripped through a packed restaurant in the Indian city of Pune on Saturday, killing at least eight people including four foreign women in the country's first big attack since the 2008 Mumbai massacre.


The explosion comes only a day after India and Pakistan agreed to meet for high-level talks in New Delhi on February 25. New Delhi suspended a four-year-old peace process with Islamabad after the Mumbai attacks, blamed on Pakistani-based militants.

At least 33 people were wounded on Saturday, police said. No-one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

"There has been a bomb blast," senior police official Rajendra Sonawane told reporters. "There was an abandoned bag which seems to have contained some IED. (improvised explosive device)."

The explosion at German Bakery occurred in the evening, when the restaurant was packed with tourists and foreigners. "Four women foreigners were killed. Their nationality is not known." Dilip Band, a senior police official, told CNN-IBN television.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Feb 13th, 2010 at 12:44:42 PM EST
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