Terrorists open fire in Assam market: 14 killed

Terrorists open fire in Assam market: 14 killed


Guwahati – Fourteen civilians have been killed after terrorists opened indiscriminate fire at a weekly market at Balajan Tinali in the heart of Assam’s Kokrajhar. Security forces in the area have killed one of the terrorists. Fifteen civilians have been reported injured in the incident.
An AK-47 has been recovered from the terrorist. Other terrorists are being pursued by security forces, reports The Times of India.

Assam Chief Minister Sarabananda Sonowal has spoken with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the incident, news agency ANI reported.
Sources in Delhi have told TOI that the terrorists are suspected to belong to a Bodo outfit, which had issued a threat to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) recently. The sources said an attack in Kokrajhar had been anticipated.
Between five and seven terrorists came to the market in an autorickshaw, reports have said. Apart from opening fire on the market, the terrorists also lobbed a grenade that ravaged three shops.
Times Now reported that one other person has been shot by the security forces, but there is no clarity yet on whether this person was one of the terrorists.


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