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GAUHATI (India) - POLICE say suspected rebels using automatic weapons have killed at least 18 people in attacks on a bus, a barber shop and migrant worker settlements in north-east India.
Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, a state inspector-general of police, says another five people were wounded in Monday's serial attacks at five places in Assam state in India's insurgency-hit north-east.
He said the attacks appeared to be retaliatory as security forces had killed nearly two dozen militants belonging to a faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland in Assam state in the past few weeks.
Suspected rebels have targeted hundreds of Hindi-speaking migrants who they claim usurp the local population's job opportunities.
18 killed by suspected rebels