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Bomb Attacks Rock India's Assam State for Second Straight Day

Indian authorities say a series of fresh bomb attacks has rocked the country's remote northeastern state of Assam for the second day in a row.

Police say suspected separatist militants blew up several transmission towers in the western part of the state and detonated another bomb near Guwahati, the state's capital.

The violence follows Wednesday's bombings, which killed one policeman and wounded at least six others. The militants also blew up a section of a gas pipeline in eastern Assam.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks. However, police blame rebels from a separatist group known as the United Liberation Front of Asom. The group has been fighting for an independent homeland since 1979.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.