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Clashes over alleged land dispute leave at least 10 dead in India

Jan. 30, 2014 at 1:36 AM   |   Comments

NEW DELHI, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- At least 10 people died in India's eastern Assam state in attacks by armed groups from a neighboring Indian state over alleged land dispute, local police said.

Police said armed groups from neighboring Arunachal Pradesh attacked Chauldhuwa, a border village in a forest area in Assam's Sonitpur district, leaving at least 10 dead and another eight injured.

The Times of India said tensions over a boundary dispute have been simmering for decades.

"People from Arunachal attacked a village in our state. We are sending additional forces there," a Sonitpur police official was quoted as saying.

The Calcutta Telegraph quoted police as saying the attackers fired on a group of people from the Assam side as they tried to stop the attackers from encroaching on their land.

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