Last Updated: Saturday, 6 January 2007, 07:38 GMT
Villagers shot dead in NE India
At least 30 people have been killed in two days of attacks by suspected separatist rebels in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam, police say.
The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), is suspected of carrying out the shootings.
Twelve villagers were shot dead in Tinsukia district on Saturday, while on Friday 18 people died in four co-ordinated attacks.
Most of the victims are said to be Hindi-speaking migrants.
In another incident on Friday, a bomb exploded on a railway line between Delhi and Dibrugarh.
No-one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but police say the ULFA is likely to be behind them.
Violence in the state has increased since talks between the ULFA and the government broke down in September last year.
The rebels are seeking a separate homeland for the Assamese people and demanding the departure of the non-indigenous population, particularly Hindi speakers.
They have been fighting Delhi's rule in the tea and oil-rich state for the past 27 years.
Security officials say attacks could intensify ahead of India's Republic Day celebrations on 26 January.