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India's PM Says Bangladesh is Shelter for Insurgents - 2004-10-06

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says Bangladesh has been a shelter for rebel groups that want independence in northeastern India, where at least 73 people have been killed in a recent wave of violence.

Mr. Singh told reporters Wednesday in Bombay his government hopes the territory of its friendly neighbors will not be used for terrorist activity.

Bangladesh denies that Indian separatists take shelter within its borders.

The most recent violence in northeastern India took place Tuesday, when police said insurgents killed at least 10 people in a village in the state of Assam.

Dozens of separatist groups have been fighting for homelands in India's northeast for more than five decades.