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Bomb Blast Kills 8 in Eastern India

Bomb Blast Kills 8 in Eastern India

Indian officials say a bomb blast killed eight people and wounded at least 12 others Sunday, a day after the device was discovered in the eastern state of Bihar.

Police in the Aurangabad district say the bomb was found Saturday but could not be immediately defused.

Local officials believe the bomb was planted by Maoist rebels who had called for a boycott of Saturday's state legislative elections.

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