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Bombers targeted giant Buddha idol in India

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Attackers who staged serial blasts at one of Buddhism's holiest sites this week also placed a bomb on a giant stone-carved idol of the Buddha that did not explode, police said Tuesday. 

Indian soldiers stand guard as Buddhist monks walk past in prayer at the Mahabodhi temple complex in Bodh Gaya, on July 8, 2013. Attackers who staged serial blasts at one of Buddhism's holiest sites this week also placed a bomb on a giant stone-carved idol of the Buddha that did not explode, police told AFP.

Ten small devices went off early Sunday in the Bodh Gaya temple complex in eastern Bihar state, wounding two monks, while three others were defused before they could explode in the historic shrine.

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