India: more terror in Assam

Five were killed and 35 others injured Dec. 2 in two separate attacks in the Karbi Anglong district of India’s eastern Assam state. A bomb went off inside a second-class coach of a passenger train at the Diphu railway station at about 8 AM, killing three, including a five-year-old child. Thirty-five others were injured, 10 of them seriously. Elsewhere in the district, two motorcycle-borne militants with an AK–47 gunned down a couple at the Dolamora village later that morning.

The Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF) claimed responsibility for the two strikes. In a media statement, KLNF spokesman Thong Teron said, “There will be more of them [attacks] if the government continues to ignore the demands of Karbi Anglong.” The KLNLF’s 10-point charter demands greater autonomy for Karbi Anglong district, and is said to be closely allied to the separatist United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA). (Hindustan Times, Dec. 3)

See our last post on terror in India, and our recent feature Who Is Behind the Assam Terror?