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India deploys army in Assam after 31 Muslims killed

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By Biswajyoti Das

BARAMA, India, May 3 (Reuters) - India deployed troops to the state of Assam on Saturday after 31 Muslims were gunned down in three days of what police said were attacks by tribal militants who resent the presence of immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh.

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