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Uneasy situation along Assam-Arunachal border; 9 injured in firing incident

Simmering tension refuses to die down in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh bordering Assam after nine people injured in a firing incident on Monday. The incident took place in the morning when a group of suspected Khamti miscreants started indiscriminate firing on a group of villagers at Aalubarui where 9 persons have been injured. All injured people have been rushed to Sapakhowa Hospital in Sadiya. The incident took place a few hours after miscreants set on fire several houses belonging to non tribal people in Piyong area. These are taking place two days after a group clash over PRC.

Meanwhile, Lohit district administration issued a shoot-at-sight orders to prevent further escalation of violence. Prohibitory orders were also promulgated.

Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu visited Namsai to take stock of the situation.

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