- The Washington Times - Monday, April 6, 2009

GAUHATI, INDIA (AP) - Four people are dead and 20 others injured after a bomb exploded at a crowded market in India’s troubled northeast.

Police are still investigating the blast, which comes less than a week after an explosion in the same city, Gauhati, the capital of Assam state, left one dead and 13 injured.

Police official G.P. Singh says Monday’s bomb was likely tied to a motorbike. Singh says authorities suspect the separatist group, the United Liberation Front of Asom, was behind the attack.

The blast came a day ahead of the 30th anniversary of the group’s founding. It has been linked to many terror attacks in the region and usually stages attacks around its anniversary.

The group wants an independent state for the region’s ethnic Assamese.

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