India: more terror in Assam

Two people were killed [May 14] in bomb blast in a marketplace [at Guwahati] in the restive northeastern state of Assam, where separatists continue to mount a violent insurgency. [AFP, May 14] Elsewhere in Assam, protests staged over the killing of a civilian by state security forces [in a counter-guerilla operation] prompted clashes between Assamese and “tribespeople,” who attacked the protesters’ barricades with sticks and bows and arrows. [The clashes in the town of Digboi left five dead, including two burned to death, and halted work at the local oil refinery.] [Reuetrs, May 14]

From Security Briefs, May 14

See our last posts on Assam and violence in India’s Northeast.