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Two foreigners among nine killed in Pune blast

February 14, 2010 18:41 IST

An Italian women and an Iranian student were among the nine persons killed in the blast in the German Bakery in Pune. All the nine persons killed have been identified, City Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh said, adding 60 people were injured in the blast at the bakery located at the posh Koregaon park area.

The deceased foreigners were Nadia Macerini from Italy and Syed Abdul Khari, an Iranian who was a student at the Symbiosis Institute in Pune, Singh said.

The other deceased have been identified as a brother-sister duo -- Ankit and Aanandi Dhar from Kolkata, T Sundari (Bangalore), Vinita Gadani (Mumbai), Shilpa Goenka (Kolkata), Shankar Pansary (Pune) and Gokul Nepali -- a waiter at the bakery.

Among the 60 injured, 46 are male and the rest females. Among the twelve injured foreigners, five are from Iran, two Sudanese, two Nepalese, one each are from Yemen, Taiwan and Germany, Singh told reporters at a press conference here.

So far 19 injured have been discharged and 41 are still in the hospital, he said, adding no one has been detained or arrested in the case so far.

Earlier, Union Home Secretary Gopal K Pillai said in New Delhi that none of the nine persons killed in the blast was a foreigner.

Satyapal Singh also expressed confidence that German Bakery blast case would be solved soon, but did not rule out the possibility of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen's role in the attack.

"We are 100 per cent confident of solving the case soon. Various agencies are investigating the matter," Singh told reporters.

When asked if Indian Mujahideen was involved in the terror attack, he said, "We can't say anything right now."

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