India police detain 1 over Buddhist shrine blasts

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PATNA, India (AP) - Investigators have detained one man and prepared sketches of two others as they investigate a series of blasts at some of Buddhism's holiest sites in eastern India.

Two people were wounded in the eight blasts that went off Sunday in Bodhgaya, the town where the Buddha is believed to have gained enlightenment.

Senior police officer S.K. Bhardwaj said Monday that police had detained a man whose identification documents had been found at one of the sites. He provided no further details about the detained man or the sketches of two other people investigators would like to find.

Local magistrate Balamurugan said the temple complex would reopen later Monday after monks held a special prayer. Balamurugan uses one name.

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