Two foreigners among nine killed in India bomb attack

An Italian and an Iranian were among the nine people killed in a bomb attack on a restaurant in the western Indian city of Pune, police said yesterday. Pune Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh told a news conference that 12 foreigners were also among the 60 people injured on Saturday.

The rest of the victims were Indian, he said.

The bomb, hidden in a backpack under a table, exploded at about 7.30pm on Saturday at the German Bakery restaurant, which is a magnet for young Indians and foreign tourists.

The eatery is near a religious retreat popular with overseas visitors and a Jewish cultural and religious centre run by the orthodox Chabad-Lubavitch movement. No arrests have yet been made, said Singh.

India has announced compensation of Rs200,000 (Dh15,793) to the families of those killed and Rs100,000 to the injured.

 

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