More bombings in India

This item appears on page 17 of the December 2008 issue.

In the troubled far-northeastern region of India, nine explosions shook Guwahati and three towns in western Assam on Oct. 31, leaving 75 dead and over 300 injured in the worst bombings in the militancy-hit state’s history.

Guwahati bore the brunt, with 41 killed and 167 wounded in three blasts (in a market, a city area and the chief judicial magistrate’s compound). Twenty were killed and 60 injured in the three blasts in Kokrajhar, while two Barpeta Road bombs killed 14 and injured 70.