village in northeast India’s Tripura state, police said on Monday.

Twenty five rebels from the Tripura National Volunteers stormed into Chaliabankul village on Sunday and opened fire with automatic weapons, police said.

Women and children were among the dead.

Three people were killed in a guerrilla attack in the same area on New Year’s Day.

The Volunteers, fighting for an independent Tripura, were blamed for 77 killings in 1987. Most of their victims were Bengali immigrants to the State.

Article extracted from this publication >> January 8, 1988