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Four children hurt in blast in Kaushambi

india Updated: Feb 23, 2010 15:01 IST

At least four children were hurt in a small explosion in front of a school in Kaushambi near Allahabad on Tuesday but it may not be a militant attack, police said.

The blast occurred in a deserted house in Kaushambi.

"During recess some children had gone to a deserted house near the school to play. They may have touched some crude explosive device," M.P. Verma, a senior police officer, told Reuters.

"This does not look like a terrorist attack. A team of bomb experts has gone there."

India has been on high alert after a bomb in the western city of Pune killed 15 people on Feb. 13.

That attack was suspected to have been carried out by home-grown Islamists and was the first major militant strike since the 2008 attacks on Mumbai.