India

Bomb Blast Kills Five in India

Another six wounded

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Police say a bomb blast in India's northeast has killed at least five people and wounded another six.

Officer Bani Brata Basu says the explosion occurred Thursday near Jalpaiguri town, nearly 700 kilometers (440 miles) north of Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal state.

Police are investigating whether the blast was carried out by any rebel group fighting for independence or wide autonomy in the region.