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Death toll in India bomb blasts reaches 63

The National Democratic Front of Boroland has been blamed for the violence that claimed 57 lives on Saturday and Sunday, when suspected rebels bombed utilities, a tea plantation and a crowded marketplace.On Saturday, a massive explosion ripped through a train station in Dimapur full of commuters. Another blast was detonated at a nearby market.In the neighboring state of Assam, police officials said a gunman opened fire on a crowded marketplace in Makri Jhoda, killing 13 people and wounding four.Meanwhile, shops and schools were closed and most traffic halted in parts of Assam state on Monday during a dawn-to-dusk strike called by a students’ group to protest the killings, the Associated Press reported.A leader of one separatist group, the United Liberation Front of Asom, or ULFA, has been quoted as taking responsibility for some of the attacks.No arrests have been made.”The entire string of attacks was a joint operation by the ULFA and the NDFB,” Inspector-General Khagen Sarma told The Associated Press.

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