Man arrested over India blast

Man arrested over India blast

Man arrested over India blast

Updated 19 December 2011, 15:12 AEDT

Indian police have arrested a Muslim man in connection with a bomb blast in the west of the country.

The blast killed seven people and wounded more than 80 others in the state of Maharashtra on Monday.

The Press Trust of India reports further investigations are under way and more arrests are expected.

Police earlier said they were treating the blast, in a crowded market near a mosque in Malegaon city as a terrorist attack.

A second, similar attack also took place on the same day in a predominantly Muslim area of Modasa in neighbouring Gujarat state, killing one person and wounding nine others.

So far no one has claimed responsibility for either of the attacks.

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