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Clash tied to tribal and land disputes leaves nearly 70 dead in India
Clash tied to tribal and land disputes leaves nearly 70 dead in India

Indian paramilitary forces rushed to the restive northeastern state of Assam on Wednesday after separatist rebels gunned down nearly 70 people in a spasm of violence linked to long-running land and tribal disputes. The coordinated attacks late Tuesday were carried out by ethnic Bodos, who have long agitated for an independent state, against settlers known as adivasi, many of whom work on Assam’s renowned tea plantations. In retaliatory strikes Wednesday, several Bodo villages and hundreds of households were set ablaze, apparently by settlers, according to Bodo activists. A faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland, a rebel group that the Indian government has...

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