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Naga Protesters Set Fire to Government Buildings in India


Police in India say angry protesters from the Naga tribal group have set fire to government buildings in the northeastern state of Manipur.

Authorities say at least 10 buildings were set ablaze on Saturday in four Manipur districts of Tamenglong, Ukhrul, Senapati, Chandel.

They say at least two protesters were wounded when Indian soldiers fired shots to disperse the crowds.

The violence is apparently part of a campaign by some Naga tribal groups to integrate Naga-inhabited areas in Manipur into a single tribal state.

A cease-fire between Naga separatist leaders and India's government has been in effect since 1997. The Naga insurgency has claimed more than 20,000 lives.

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