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Four killed in fresh ethnic violence in Assam

Indefinite curfew imposed in Kokrajhar district; army troops join paramilitary, police officers in patrolling region
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First Published: Sat, Nov 17 2012. 01 06 PM IST
A file photo of a village near Kokrajhar after violence in July. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint
A file photo of a village near Kokrajhar after violence in July. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint
Updated: Sat, Nov 17 2012. 04 34 PM IST
Gauhati: Police say four members of a family were fatally shot overnight in renewed ethnic violence in a riot-hit district in Kokrajhar district of Assam.
Assam state police Inspector-General G.P. Singh said Saturday that an indefinite curfew has been imposed in Kokrajhar district after the killings Friday night. Other details were not immediately available.
Singh says army troops have joined thousands of paramilitary troops and police officers in patrolling the region to prevent more violence.
Assam state has been simmering with tension since riots broke out between ethnic Bodos and Muslim settlers in late July. The worst of the violence was controlled within two weeks, but it has left at least 100 people dead and displaced nearly 400,000 people. AP
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First Published: Sat, Nov 17 2012. 01 06 PM IST
More Topics: Assam | Ethnic Violence | Kokrajhar | Roit | Bodos |
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