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6 Gurkha Separatists Killed in India Clash

February 26, 1988|From Reuters

DARJEELING, India — Security forces shot and killed six Gurkha separatists during a six-hour gun battle in northeastern India's Darjeeling tea-growing region Thursday, police sources said.

The two sides exchanged over 200 rounds of automatic weapons fire on the streets of Rousebazar village before the Gurkhas fled, the sources said.

In the same area Wednesday, a paramilitary police patrol was ambushed and two constables were killed by extremists belonging to the Gurkha National Liberation Front, which is fighting for autonomy. At least 145 people have been killed in 22 months of violence by the militant front.

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