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India tribal separatists 'killed'
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The police in India's north-eastern Meghalaya state say they have killed five tribal separatists.

The rebels, who were killed in the state capital, Shillong, belonged to Hyniewtriep National Liberation Council.

The rebel group has been fighting for an independent homeland for the Khasi tribes people.

Two policemen were injured in the encounter, Meghalaya police chief Bijon Dey Sawaian said.

He said police laid a "trap" for the rebels after getting information about their presence in Shillong.

The rebels suffered a setback in August when their "chairman" Julius Dorphang surrendered to the authorities.

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