‘Unprovoked firing’ by Assam Police, foresters killed 6 along interstate border, says Meghalaya

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Guwahati: At least six people, including an Assam forest guard personnel, were killed at Mukroh village in the West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya Tuesday morning in a firing incident that took place in areas along the Assam-Meghalaya border. The incident comes at a time when talks are ongoing between Assam and Meghalaya over disputed areas along the 884.9 km interstate border. So far, the Assam and Meghalaya governments have resolved disputes in six out of 12 areas, while discussions are ongoing for the remaining six. Hours after the incident, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma tweeted saying five of the...