Assam bomb kills birds
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2007:
Guwahati, Assam– Harmlessly botched, according to most
reports, a February 4, 2007 bombing attributed to the United
Liberation Front of Assam killed “dozens of egrets, crows, and
other birds” in central Guwahati, e-mailed news videographer Azam
Siddique, who hoped to alert rescuers.
“The bomb was placed in a car near a temple,” Siddique said.
“As the car was left in a no parking zone, it was towed to the
police station and parked below tall trees which are used by birds as
shelter.” Apparently meant to detonate at 3:00 p.m., the bomb
instead exploded at 3:00 a.m.
Whether anyone responded to Siddique’s alert is unknown.
Animal welfare groups have little presence in Assam, a remote state
that lies between China to the north, Bangladesh and Burma to the