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8 killed, 18 injured in China land dispute

During World War II, Gao Shangpei fought Japanese soldiers invading his hometown. This week, the 85-year-old said he found himself taking up arms again as men wielding steel pipes and knives invaded his village over a land dispute, sparking clashes that left eight people dead and 18 others injured. The incident in southwest Yunnan province appears to be one of the bloodiest confrontations in recent years between property developers and local villagers. ------------ FOR THE RECORD 9:57 a.m.: An earlier version of this post indicated that the confrontation occurred on Monday. It occurred on Tuesday. It also stated that the local government issued a statement on the incident on Tuesday....

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