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Two killed in ethnic violence in Assam
November 02, 2005 19:15 IST
Fresh violence erupted in Karbi Anglong district on Wednesday when two persons were killed by a group of unidentified people who attacked their bus between Diphu and Dhansiri, police said.
A group of about 25 people in civil dress waylaid a bus coming from Diphu towards Dhansiri at Charchari around 3.35 pm with spears and machetes, district superintendent of police, Krishna Das told PTI.
One of the victims was beheaded and the other was attacked with spears on his head. He succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital, Das said. The other 13 passengers, driver and conductor of the bus fled towards Dhansiri when they were ambushed, he said.
The identity of the attackers and victims are yet to be ascertained. At least 89 persons have died in ethnic violence between the warring Karbi and rival Dimasa tribes in the district since September 26.