Rebel attacks in India kill 51, spark violent protests

December 24, 2014 9:42 AM

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GUWAHATI, India (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.

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