Eleven Muslims killed in sectarian attacks in India’s Assam

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Suspected tribal rebels in India shot dead 11 Muslims, including two women, in attacks in the northeastern tea-growing state of Assam where tension has run high during an election, officials said on Friday.Police said they suspected the militants behind the overnight killings were members of the Bodo tribe.”The gunmen entered the house and shot them dead on the spot,” a senior police officer in the state’s main city Guwahati with knowledge of the investigation told Reuters.He was referring to an incident in which the militants shot dead three members of a family, including two women, while wounding a baby. In a second attack, eight people were killed by a group of guerrillas.Bodo people have frequently clashed with Muslims they say have illegally entered from neighboring Bangladesh and encroached on their ancestral lands near the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

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