Two people were killed and seven injured after a suspected blast in eastern India, the police said.
The blast happened at about 11.30am in Jamshedpur district of Uttar Pradesh, said a police official.
It was not immediately clear what sparked the explosion, but local media said the blast took place in a house, injuring a woman and her daughter.
The officials said the injured were being treated at a hospital.
No further details were available.
The explosion was triggered by a device hidden inside a bag of fireworks, said Rajesh Kumar, a local police officer.
Police said they had launched an inquiry and a search operation was under way.
Police spokesman Gajendra Singh said a woman was injured in the blast and was in a critical condition.
He said there was no immediate claim of responsibility.
The blasts occurred about 60km (35 miles) west of the eastern Indian city of Jammu and Kashmir, which is home to the militant separatist group Jaish-e-Mohammad.
The group has carried out attacks across India in recent years, most recently in Jammu in August.