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Dec 26, 2014

India seeks help from Bhutan, Myanmar to hunt down militants

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – India has sought cooperation from Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh in an offensive against a tribal militant group that had shot dead at least 80 people in Assam state this week, officials said on Friday.

Police believe that a faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), fighting for a separate state for ethnic Bodos, was behind coordinated attacks on tea plantation workers and their families this week, the deadliest in years.

Dec 25, 2014

India’s military hunts rebels after deadly attacks in remote state

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – India deployed military helicopters to hunt down tribal militants in the northeastern state of Assam on Thursday after rebels killed 75 people this week, the deadliest in the remote area in years.

Assam has a history of sectarian bloodshed and armed groups fighting for secession from India.

Dec 25, 2014

Military hunts rebels after deadly attacks in Assam

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – India deployed military helicopters to hunt down tribal militants in Assam on Thursday after rebels killed 75 people this week, the deadliest in the remote area in years.

Assam has a history of sectarian bloodshed and armed groups fighting for secession from India.

Dec 24, 2014

Rebel attacks in India kill 51, spark violent protests

GUWAHATI, India, Dec 24 (Reuters) – Police in northeast
India fired on Wednesday on demonstrators protesting against the
killings of dozens of people by tribal guerrillas, killing five
of them.

Militants fighting for a separate homeland for indigenous
Bodo tribesmen went on a killing spree in Assam state on
Tuesday, killing 51 people in four attacks in the space of an
hour, the deadliest violence in months.

Dec 24, 2014

Curfew in Indian state after tribal militants kill 48

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – India imposed a curfew in parts of the northeastern state of Assam on Wednesday after suspected tribal guerrillas killed 48 people in a series of attacks in retaliation for an offensive against them.

Assam has a history of sectarian bloodshed and groups fighting for greater autonomy or secession from India.

Dec 24, 2014

Curfew in Assam after tribal militants kill 48

GUWAHATI (Reuters) – India imposed a curfew in parts of Assam on Wednesday after suspected tribal guerrillas killed 48 people in a series of attacks in retaliation for an offensive against them.

Assam has a history of sectarian bloodshed and groups fighting for greater autonomy or secession from India.

Aug 21, 2014

Protesters attack police as Assam, Nagaland fight over territory

GUWAHATI India (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters in Assam defied a curfew and attacked police in a fifth day of unrest over a territorial dispute with a neighbouring state.

Assam and Nagaland have been claiming tracts of land along the state limits since the creation of Nagaland more than four decades ago.

Aug 21, 2014

Protesters attack police as two Indian states fight over territory

GUWAHATI India (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters in the far-flung Indian state of Assam defied a curfew and attacked police in a fifth day of unrest over a territorial dispute with a neighboring state.

Assam and the tiny state of Nagaland in northeastern India have been claiming tracts of land along the state limits since the creation of Nagaland more than four decades ago.

May 8, 2014

Homes set on fire, militants flee to Bhutan after Assam massacre: police

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Several homes and stores in India’s tea-growing state of Assam were set on fire by unidentified persons, police said, the latest attack in an area where Muslim villagers were killed in a massacre last week.

The unrest on Wednesday night comes towards the end of a marathon national election that has heightened ethnic and religious divisions in some parts of India.

May 7, 2014

Bodies found, more missing after India massacre of Muslims

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Indian police searched for at least a dozen missing people on Wednesday after finding seven bodies floating down river from a national park in Assam where Muslim villagers were killed in a massacre that has marred the country’s general election.

India is in the home stretch of a five-week election, which has heightened ethnic and religious tensions in some parts of the country, and in which a coalition led by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could be within reach of claiming a parliamentary majority.