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India Police Pays Tribute to Officers Killed During Clashes With Border State

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Police personnel pay tribute to five officers who were killed during clashes with border state Mizoram in Assam state, India, on July 27, 2021. (ANI via Reuters/Screenshot via NTD)

State police and chief of India’s northeastern Assam state paid tribute to five policemen who were killed during clashes with border state Mizoram on Tuesday (July 27).

At least seven people, including six police officers, were killed and more than 70 hurt on Monday in clashes between the two Indian states, as a weeks-long territorial dispute in the country’s northeast turned deadly.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma laid a wreath and paid tribute to the five soldiers who were killed during the clashes and also visited the injured at Silchar Medical College.

Tensions on the border between Assam and Mizoram have been elevated since last month, when Assam’s police allegedly took control of the hilly area of Lailapur, accusing Mizoram of encroaching on the territory.

The violence highlights the long-standing inter-state boundary issues in the region, particularly between Assam and neighboring states.

Brittany Jordan is an award-winning journalist who reports on breaking news in the U.S. and globally for the Federal Inquirer. Prior to her position at the Federal Inquirer, she was a general assignment features reporter for Newsweek, where she wrote about technology, politics, government news and important global events around the world. Her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Toronto Star, Frederick News-Post, West Hawaii Today, the Miami Herald, and more. Brittany enjoys food, travel, photography, and hoarding notebooks and journals. Her goal is to do more longform features journalism, narrative writing and documentary work, and to one day write a successful novel and screenplay.

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