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Deadly blasts rock Indian state

October 30, 2008

At least 64 people have been killed in a series of bomb explosions in India’s north-eastern state of Assam, the police say.

By Subir Bhaumik
BBC News, Calcutta
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More than 160 others were injured in at least 18 blasts, the majority of them in the state capital, Guwahati.

The separatist United Liberation Front of Assam (Ulfa) denied any role in the blasts and blamed Indian “occupation forces” for engineering them.

Security forces have been fighting separatist rebels in Assam for decades.

The explosions in Guwahati and the towns of Kokrajhar, Barpeta Road and Bongaigaon occurred within an hour after 1100 local time (0530 GMT).

Read the rest and see the video:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7699105.stm

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