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Police 'find 17 bombs' in Gujarat

Police in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad say they have discovered a cache of bombs a day before the start of a major festival in Gujarat.

They said the 17 bombs were not sophisticated devices but crude explosives. They were later defused.

The incident came two days after an explosion in a market in Delhi that killed two people.

Bombs in Ahmedabad last July killed nearly 50 people. Other cities have been hit by bombs in recent months.

An Islamist group called the Indian Mujahideen said it was responsible for some of these attacks.

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