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Top Indian opposition politician gunned down, triggering riots

A top opposition politician was gunned down in southern India, setting off riots in which dozens of buses and government buildings were burnt and destroyed, police said. Former guerrilla leader Paritala Ravi was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in front of his party office in Anantapur town, 350 kilometers (217 miles) from Andhra Pradesh state capital Hyderabad. “He was attacked as he was coming out of the TDP office in Anantapur town. After the shooting the unidentified assailants lobbed home-made grenades, creating confusion among his security guards,” Swaranjit Sen, police chief of Andhra Pradesh, told AFP. Full Story

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