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Darjelling unrest: IRB commandant killed, GJM claims death of two supporters

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Darjeeling: Trouble-hit Darjeeling continued to simmer on Saturday as an assistant commandant of the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) was killed when Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists clashed with security forces here.

The IRB second battalion Assistant Commandant Kiran Tamang was critically injured during the clash on the sixth day of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) indefinite shutdown, sources said.

He was taken to the hospital where he died.

Meanwhile, GJM assistant general secretary Binay Tamang claimed that two of his party workers were killed when the police opened fire at a GJM procession here.

The strike was called even after the Chief Minister assured that the new rule would not be imposed in the hill districts.

The protestors are also asking for a separate Gorkhaland, a long pending demand of the people of the hills.

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