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2 arrested in India over Bengaluru cafe bombing

AFP . Kolkata
12 Apr 2024 20:48:23 | Update: 12 Apr 2024 20:48:23
2 arrested in India over Bengaluru cafe bombing
Police personnel stand guard near the site of a bomb blast at Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru on March 2 — AFP Photo

Police in India arrested two men on Friday accused of bombing a popular cafe in the southern tech hub Bengaluru last month, wounding nine people.

The National Investigation Agency said in a statement it had located the two suspects outside the eastern city of Kolkata, where they were hiding under false identities.

The men are accused of orchestrating the March attack on the Rameshwaram Cafe during its busy lunch hour using a small homemade bomb.

Bengaluru, known as "India's Silicon Valley", is home to many of the country's top information technology companies and the capital of Karnataka state.

Karnataka is ruled by the opposition Congress party, which is often accused of being soft on extremism by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.