India Train Bomb Kills 5

Adivasi militants claim responsibility
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 13, 2007 5:37 AM CST
Passengers of the Rajdhani Express train talk to media after the train reached the Gauhati railway station yesterday. A bomb tore through the New Delhi bound high-speed train, killing at least five passengers....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – At least five passengers were killed early today when a bomb exploded beneath a packed passenger train in trouble-wracked northeast India, AP reports. The bomb tore through the luggage car of the Rajdhani Express traveling to New Delhi from Assam state.  A little known militant group claimed responsibility for the attack.  

"Our fighters triggered the blast through remote control to force the government to grant special rights to our community," a spokesman for the Adivasi National Liberation Army told reporters by phone. Adivasis, who comprise most of the workers on Assam tea plantations, have demanded that the government recognize them as a separate tribal group.