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7 Killed in Indian Village Attack

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Indian Border Security Force soldiers place candles on a fence to celebrate Diwali, near the India-Pakistan international border area of Ranbir Singh Pora, about 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Jammu, India, Nov. 2, 2013.

Indian Border Security Force soldiers place candles on a fence to celebrate Diwali, near the India-Pakistan international border area of Ranbir Singh Pora, about 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Jammu, India, Nov. 2, 2013.

Officials in India say militants have attacked villagers in northeast India, killing seven people and wounding at least nine others.

Authorities say the attackers opened fire on the villagers who were celebrating the Hindu holiday of Diwali in the Golapara district of Assam state Sunday night.

Police say they suspect members of the rebel group, the Garo National Liberation Army, are responsible for the assault.
Some information in this report was contributed by AP.
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