India Deploys Troops After Attackers Slaughter Scores
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|Police said Wednesday, the death toll from rebel violence in the remote northeastern Indian state of Assam rose to 52 after a series of coordinated attacks. Hridayananda Das, a police inspector in state capital Guwahati said rebels gunned down at least 37 Adivasi, or tribal settlers, in the Sonitpur district and 15 others in Kokrajhar, in five coordinated attacks late Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the violence. Assam's Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi, said rebels of one faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland were behind the massacre.
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