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Six Dead in Bombs Explosions Near Russian-Built Indian Nuclear Plant

CHENNAI — Indian police are investigating whether anti-nuclear activists were behind bomb blasts that killed six people near a Russian-built nuclear power plant which started production in October despite protests by villagers.

At least two crude bombs exploded on Tuesday in a house just a kilometer from the Kudankulam plant on India's southernmost tip in the district of Tirunelveli.

Police have filed a formal investigation that names three people in connection with the explosions, Sumit Sharan, a senior police official in Tirunelveli, said. All of them were wounded in the blasts.

"We are trying to find out if they are members of the anti-nuclear group," Sharan said on Wednesday.

The much-delayed Kudankulam plant started producing electricity five weeks ago, with an initial output of 160 MW.

(Reuters)

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