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India’s Assam state on high alert after string of rebel blasts

India’s northeastern state of Assam went on maximum security alert after rebels triggered a string of blasts that killed four people and wrecked oil and gas pipelines, power lines and rail tracks, police said. There were about a dozen attacks in the state at the weekend, a government spokesman said. Police believe they were carried out by the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), the most dominant of more than two dozen rebel groups that have been fighting secessionist battles in the region for decades. “We have put army, police, and paramilitary soldiers on high alert and the troops are conducting a massive hunt across the state to nab militants responsible for the serial blasts,” Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi told AFP. Full Story

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