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Ethnic clashes leave 49 dead

October 07, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Clashes between ethnic groups in India's remote northeast have left at least 49 people dead in four days, officials said.

The fighting in Assam state began Friday. Ethnic Bodos and Muslim settlers in Assam have a history of conflict and have fought recently with bows and arrows, spears and machetes, and have burned each other's homes and property, officials said over the weekend.

More than 150 people have been injured and more than 100,000 have fled their homes, said Assam Home Commissioner Subhash Das.

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