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Sikh Extremists Kill 11 in Punjab

January 15, 1988|United Press International

CHANDIGARH, India — Sikh extremists armed with submachine guns massacred a suspected police informer and seven members of his family today and in a separate attack killed a police officer and his wife, police said.

More than 80 people have died since New Year's Eve in Sikh extremist violence in Punjab. Last year, extremist-related bloodshed in the predominantly Hindu nation claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people.

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