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Police Say Bombay Blast Bears Militant Group Stamp

Indian police said a bomb which ripped through a Bombay bus on Monday, killing two people and injuring 42, resembled a December bus blast blamed on an outlawed Pakistan-based militant group. “The Lashkar-e-Taiba was behind the earlier bus blast” on December 2, police commissioner R.S. Sharma said as roadblocks were set up on Tuesday throughout India’s financial hub to check vehicles. “The same modus operandi was used in this blast also.” India blamed Lashkar last week for a fresh wave of attacks in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir where Indian forces are fighting a 14-year revolt against New Delhi’s rule, but said it would not be diverted from its new push for peace with Pakistan. On Tuesday, police raised the injury toll from the latest bus blast to 42 but said the death toll remained unchanged at two. They said they had tightened security across Maharashtra state. Full Story

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