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Multiple bombings kill scores, rattling northeastern India

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India's northeastern state of Assam was rocked by a coordinated wave of bombings Thursday morning, although estimates of the number of bombs, wounded, and dead vary widely. It is the latest attack in a four-month-long rash of violence that has killed more than 150 people.

Just hours after the attack, news sources disagreed on the number of explosions as well as the death toll.

The New York Times reports there were nine blasts killing 55 and injuring 100, while The Times of India reports 13 explosions and some 300 injured. Reuters says there were 11 explosions injuring 235, and the BBC reports 18 blasts killing 50 and injuring more than 150.

The BBC reports that most of the bombs went off in the state's main city, Guwahati, targeting a neighborhood home to many senior police officials. Bombs also exploded at busy markets across Assam.


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