Separatist rebels kill at least 52 in northeast India

December 24, 2014 7:14 AM

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NEW DELHI – The death toll in rebel violence in Assam state has risen to 52 with the discovery of more bodies, police officials in the remote northeastern said Wednesday.

Hridayananda Das, a police inspector in state capital Guwahati said that the rebels gunned down at least 37 Adivasi, or tribal settlers, in Sonitpur district and 15 others in Kokrajhar. The killings took place in a series of five coordinated attacks late Tuesday.

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