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Police: Suspect pins deadly bomb blasts at Indian political rally on outlawed Islamic group

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    People thrash a man whom the police detain and take away for questioning after a bomb blast outside the venue of a political rally in Patna, India, Sunday, Oct.27, 2013. A series of small bomb blasts killed some people and injured dozens Sunday just hours before a campaign rally by the country’s main opposition prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui) (The Associated Press)

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    People gather around as officials prepare to defuse a bomb outside the venue of a political rally in Patna, India, Sunday, Oct.27, 2013. A series of small bomb blasts killed some people and injured dozens Sunday just hours before a campaign rally by the country’s main opposition prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui) (The Associated Press)

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    People gather very close to an unexploded bomb, hidden beneath newspapers before it was defused by officials outside the venue of a political rally in Patna, India, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. A series of small bomb blasts killed some people and injured dozens Sunday just hours before a campaign rally by the country’s main opposition prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui) (The Associated Press)

Indian police say a man has confessed his involvement in bombings near a rally by opposition leader Narendra Modi and said the attacks were ordered by an outlawed Islamic group.

The six blasts in Bihar's capital of Patna killed six people and injured 83 on Sunday.

Police official Manu Maharaj says one of five men being questioned said the bombings had been ordered by the Indian Mujahideen, which has been linked to the banned Pakistan-based Islamist rebel group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for Sunday's blasts.

Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party hopes to unseat Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Congress-led coalition in next year's elections. Critics worry Modi's rise could exacerbate sectarian tensions between India's majority Hindus and its 138 million Muslims.