Centre expected to rush more forces to stop Naga-Karbi clashes

The Centre is likely to rush additional paramilitary forces to trouble-torn areas along the Assam-Nagaland border to maintain peace and prevent the clashes between Naga and Karbi tribals from spreading.

Sources said preliminary investigations suggest the involvement of a dominant Naga insurgent group in the killings but it was too early to come to a firm conclusion.

Nine people-- eight labourers and one student leader-- were brutally killed and buried in Nagaland’s commercial hub Dimapur. The victims were blindfolded with hands tied and shot at from close range and the corpses were stacked atop each other.

Around 1,500 paramilitary personnel were already deployed along the Assam-Nagaland border in Karbi Anglong district from where the victims belong and more troops are expected to be sent soon to check the violence, the sources said.

Nearly 2000 people from each of the communities have moved into separate relief camps after they fled their respective villages as tension gripped the border areas.
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