Four Kashmiri youths have been taken into custody from nearby Hampi in connection with the bomb blast in Pune that claimed 11 lives.

A police team from Pune detained the youths, engaged in selling artefacts, at Virapura Gadde locality on Wedensday, police sources said.

The sources said a search was on for three more persons in connection with the blast, but refused to give details.

Over 40 hotels catering to foreign tourists visiting the heritage town are located in Virapura Gadde.