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Ethnic Fighting Flaring Up in India

Across India’s northeast, in remote mountain villages and heavily forested hills, dozens of ethnic militant groups are waging war. They’re fighting for independence, or greater political autonomy, or in inter-faction battles. Some are so obscure they’re barely known outside of a few towns. But obscurity is no protection against bloodshed, and over the past decade more than 10,000 people have died in violence in the northeast, where seven obscure states wedged between Bangladesh, Bhutan, China and Myanmar dangle from India’s edge by a narrow corridor of land. Violence there has surged in recent days with a flurry of bombings and shootings. In the most recent attack, rebels on Tuesday opened fire on people in a market in the village of Jalabala, killing 10 people and wounding seven, according to police chief L.R. Bishnoi.Full Story

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