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Bomb blast kills woman in south Indian city

Bomb squad personnel along with sniffer dogs scour the blast site which killed a woman outside restaurant in the central business district of Bangalore on December 28, 2014/AFP

Bomb squad personnel along with sniffer dogs scour the blast site which killed a woman outside restaurant in the central business district of Bangalore on December 28, 2014/AFP

Bangalore, Dec 29- One woman died and two people were injured when a bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, police said.

Authorities have placed Bangalore on high alert following the blast late Sunday outside a popular eatery in the upscale Church Road area of the city, India’s technology hub.

“The 38 year old victim suffered head injuries and died in hospital,” said M.N. Reddi, Bangalore police commissioner.

“Another two injured persons are still being treated at the same local hospital.”

No one has claimed responsibility for he attack, but two people who were detained nearby are being questioned.

Police say the improvised explosive device was triggered by a timer. They have asked the city’s top businesses and shopping malls to be extra vigilant during new year celebrations.

“We have stepped up our vigil and intensified patrolling across the city to prevent further incidents in view of the New Year’s Eve festivities,” Reddi said.

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