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India bomb blast toll rises to 16

Scene of blast
The restaurant was packed with diners at the time of the blast

The death toll in a bomb blast in the western Indian city of Pune earlier this month has risen to 16, with the death of a man on Wednesday.

Anaj Alfateh Sulamian, a 21-year-old Sudanese student, who was wounded in the explosion at a restaurant, died in hospital in the city.

Four people have been questioned in connection with the 13 February blast.

The bombing was the first major strike of its kind in India since the deadly Mumbai (Bombay) attacks of 2008.

Mr Sulamian is the fifth foreigner to have died in the Pune blast.

The explosion tore through the German Bakery, a restaurant popular with tourists, when it was packed with diners.

Reports said an unattended package exploded when a waiter in the restaurant attempted to open it.

The German Bakery is located near the Osho Ashram, a mystic centre popular with visitors to Pune.

The blast came a day after India and Pakistan agreed to meet for talks in Delhi - their first formal negotiations since the Mumbai (Bombay) attacks.

India blamed Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based militant organisation, for the attacks in which more than 170 people, including nine gunmen, died.



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