No foreigner killed in Pune blast: Pillai

None of the nine persons killed in the Pune blast is a foreigner and the three bodies identified so far are of Indians, Union Home Secretary Gopal K. Pillai said here on Sunday.

“None of the bodies of the nine killed has been identified yet as that of a foreigner. Out of the nine, three bodies have been identified which are of Indians and others’ identification process is still going on,” he told reporters.

After the blast took place at a German bakery in Pune last night, it was reported that one among the dead is a foreigner.

Mr. Pillai said among the injured, four are Iranians, two Sudanese, one Taiwanese, one German and two Nepalese.

About the explosion, he said, “We have to wait for the reports to come from the ground and we hope that something will come in the evening.”

He said the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad is probing the incident and the National Investigation Agency would assist them.

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