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India: bomb blasts in troubled Assam kills dozens

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At least 50 people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts in the northeastern Indian state of Assam.

Hundreds are reported injured.

Security forces have been fighting a separatist revolt in the region for decades, where around 20 rebel groups are active.

The explosions all went off around 11 o’clock in the morning local time, most of them in busy markets places in the state capital Guwahati.

No one has claimed responsibility, but intelligence officials blame the separatist United Liberation Front of Assam.

An effort to start peace talks between the rebels and the Indian government broke down in 2006.