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Unidentified gunmen have shot dead the editor of a newspaper in India's north-eastern Assam state, police say.

Anil Mazumder, editor of the Assamese daily Aji (Today), was attacked by armed men when he was returning home in the state capital, Guwahati, they said.

The attackers who came in a car shot at Mr Mazumder at point-blank range and fled, a police official said.

Local television channels say Mr Mazumder was sympathetic to the separatist movement in Assam.

The murder has caused widespread panic in the state as the campaign for the forthcoming parliamentary elections is just beginning.

A number of separatist groups are active in Assam and the state has regularly witnessed violence.



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