Ethnic Violence Continues in Northeast India
Indian troops deployed to quell ethnic violence in the northeastern state of Assam are under orders to shoot suspected rioters on sight amid clashes that have killed at least 22 people.
Local officials called for even more troop reinforcements Tuesday after fresh fighting erupted overnight, with more homes burned by rival mobs. In one of the latest incidents, a group of hundreds attacked an express train passing through the region early Tuesday.
More than 40,000 people have fled their homes since clashes between ethnic Bodo tribespeople and Muslim settlers began Friday. The New Delhi government has opened shelters for those displaced.