Separatist rebels in northeastern India have blown up a railway track, injuring one person, in one of a series of attacks before India's independence day on August 15th. Authorities say the bombing in Assam state temporarily cut off rail links between the remote northeastern region and the rest of India, but they say the track is being restored quickly. Officials suspect the outlawed separatist group known as United Liberation Front of Asom in the attacks. It is one of several insurgency groups campaigning for an independent homeland in Assam. This week, the rebels also attacked a bus station and police station, injuring at least 15 people.
Paramasish Ghosh Roy has more on the story.