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Police Arrest Suspect in India Mosque Bombing

Police in India have arrested a Muslim man in connection with last week's bombing of a historic mosque in the southern city of Hyderabad that killed 11 people.

Five more people died in police shootings during riots that erupted after the bombing of the 17th century Mecca Mashjid mosque.

Officials say Friday the suspect was detained Tuesday in a small town, Jalna, in western Maharashtra state. He is the first person to be detained for questioning about the attack.

Security remains tight around the Hyderabad mosque with thousands of police deployed to the area. Shortly after Friday prayers Friday, police used batons to beat back worshippers protesting the official inquiry into the bombing.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack, the third against a mosque in India during the past year.

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