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Source: Times of India

The death toll in firing and arson along the Assam-Nagaland border by alleged miscreants from Nagaland has increased to 11 with the recovery of nine more bodies from the disturbed Uriamghat area of Assam on Friday even as night curfew continued.

Assam additional director general of police (law and order) A P Rout told PTI that all the bodies belonged to the victims of the first day’s violence on Tuesday in the trouble-hit areas of Uriamghat in Golaghat district.

Two of the nine bodies were recovered from Sukhanjan and Chainpur villages and they were identified as that of Joca Tirkey and Jiten Khalko, Rout said.

Another body, identified as that of Nisa Ekka, and six other unnamed bodies were also recovered from the area falling under ‘B’ sector of the Assam-Nagaland border, the police said.

Two other bodies belonging to Fasai Karmakar and Africa Toppo were also found.

Meanwhile, night curfew from 6pm to 6am will continue in the troubled areas of Uriamghat, the ADGP said.

Around 200 houses of over 1,000 people were set ablaze by the miscreants, he said adding over 10,000 people have left their homes and are sheltering in 10 relief camps opened in the area.

Seven villages, including Chetiagaon, Romanbasti, Chainpur, Ratanpur, Kamphur and Sukhanjan falling under Sector B of the Assam-Nagaland border, have been affected by the violence.

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