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16 Slain as Violence Resurges in Gujarat

April 22, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Three men were shot dead by police and two were stabbed to death by mobs in Gujarat, taking the toll in a surge of violence to 16, police said.

Earlier Sunday, seven people were killed across the state, including in Ahmadabad, Gujarat's main city, when police opened fire on clashing Hindu and Muslim mobs, police said.

Two men were killed in other clashes, while another was burned alive by mobs in Ahmadabad. Police also said an officer was hacked to death during a clash in the city.

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