Twenty-two Muslims killed in sectarian attacks in India’s Assam

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Suspected tribal rebels have shot dead 22 Muslims in attacks in India’s northeasterly tea-growing state of Assam, where tension has run high during a drawn-out national election, officials said on Friday.A dusk-to-dawn curfew was imposed on Friday and soldiers deployed in the affected parts of Assam, a remote state with a history of ethnic violence and armed groups, some fighting for greater autonomy and others for secession from India.Police said they suspected militants from the Bodo tribe were behind the latest attacks late on Thursday into Friday in a region where tension between ethnic Bodo people and Muslim settlers spilled over two years ago into clashes in which dozens were killed and 400,000 fled their homes.

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