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    In the Comilla district of East Pakistan, officials have claimed that more than 60 people have been killed in recent artillery attacks from India.

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    In the Comilla district of East Pakistan, officials have claimed that more than 60 people have been killed in recent artillery attacks from India.

    The authorities and that the district villages have been continually shelled since the end of October, and that many hamlets have been destroyed.

    SYNOPSIS: In the Comilla district of East Pakistan, Government authorities have claimed that border violations by the Indian troops stationed along the frontier are increasing. They claim that artillery barrages have been fired from the Indian side of the border, Killing as many as 60 people since the and of October. The villagers told officials that the shelling had been continuous, and that many of their homes had been destroyed.

    The claim of shelling follow recent reports of heavy troop build ups on both sides of the border as tension between Pakistan and India increases. The authorities in the Comilla district claim that many small villages have been completely wiped out by the shelling, and that action would be taken in retaliation for the incidents. They claim that the area already has severe problems in building material shortages, and that the damage is going to be almost impossible to repair. Meanwhile, they say, they have nowhere to live.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEA4HDPX4XKPVI51GC334BQ3FH
    Media URN:
    VLVAEA4HDPX4XKPVI51GC334BQ3FH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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