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Indians Bury Dead from Friday Bomb Attacks


Indian families have begun to bury relatives killed by a series of bomb blasts in the western part of the country, as security forces patrol to avoid further violence.

Several funerals were held overnight in the city of Malegaon, as Muslims celebrated a religious festival called Shab-e-Barat.

Officials said at least 31 people were killed and 100 others were wounded in the attacks Friday near a burial ground, a mosque and the town square.

The head of India's ruling Congress Party, Sonia Gandhi, arrived in the town to visit with the wounded and relatives of the dead.

Authorities imposed a curfew on Malegaon, amid concern that the blasts might spark clashes between the local Muslim and Hindu communities.

There have been no claims of responsibility for the attacks.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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