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Dozens dead in Assam attack

At least 62 people have died in attacks in India's restive northeastern state of Assam.

According to police, separatist Bodo militants from the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) carried out the attacks in villages mainly inhabited by non-Bodos in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts on Tuesday.

The attacks were condemned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Assamese officials. Most of those killed and injured were tribespeople, who have been targeted by militants, along with Muslim settlers.

The NDFB wants an independent homeland for its people in Assam.

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