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SIKHS KILL 16 HINDUS

Sikh separatists killed 16 Hindu employees of a factory that had defied the militants by staying open during elections last month, officials said Wednesday.

The massacre in Punjab late Tuesday was the first major Sikh attack since the Feb. 19 election brought Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao's Congress party to office in the government of the mainly Sikh northern state.