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Huge Sword Fight Breaks Out Between Sikh Groups At Indian Temple

The clashes came on the 30th anniversary of a deadly military raid on the site.

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Television footage shows the two groups of Sikhs chasing each other around the site.

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The Indian government claims 400 people and 87 soldiers were killed during Operation Blue Star as the army attempted to flush out Sikh separatists holed up in the temple.

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Prem Singh Chandumajra, a spokesman for Punjab state's ruling party Shiromani Akali Dal, said: “Today we were supposed to have a solemn remembrance for the martyrs of 1984, so what has happened is very sad."