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Eight die in India’s first big attack since Mumbai

“A bomb ripped through a packed restaurant in the Indian city of Pune on Saturday, killing at least eight people including one foreigner in the country’s first big attack since the 2008 Mumbai massacre.

The explosion came 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.

Police said the bomb was hidden in a bag left in the German Bakery restaurant, a favorite of Jewish and European visitors, when it was full of tourists on Saturday evening.

‘We heard a big noise and we all rushed out. The impact was so much that there were tiny body parts everywhere,’ said Vinod Dhale, an employee at the bakery. “

(Eight die in India’s first big attack since Mumbai – washingtonpost.com)

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