Police detain suspects after India blasts
INDIA: Indian police interrogated about a dozen people Friday over
suspected links to serial bombings in the state of Assam that claimed 76
lives and left hundreds injured.
A total of 12 explosions all within the space of an hour shook the
insurgency-hit northeastern state on Thursday, six of them ripping
through crowded areas in the main city of Guwahati.
There was no claim of responsibility for the attacks, but speculation
has focused on the rebel United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), which
has been fighting for an independent homeland since 1979.
The ULFA issued a written statement formally denying any involvement.
Police said they were also investigating the possible role of
Islamist fundamentalist groups active in Assam such as the
A senior police official said Friday that detectives were making
headway in their investigation.