A week after a terrible train wreck in nearby West Bengal, five people were seriously injured when an explosion derailed a freight train near the Salakati station in Assam. The bombing was blamed on Bodo rebels who have been waging a secessionist campaign for years in India’s northeastern state. Two other bombings, of rail and highway bridges, occurred the previous day. Officials speculated that the attacks were a Bodo show of strength as India’s August 15 Independence Day celebrations approach.