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05 Aug 2016

Terrorists attack Kokrajhar; 14 killed

Terror attack in Assam

Terrorists attacked a busy market in the Kokrajhar district of Assam, killing 14 civilians and injuring several others.

The terrorists threw grenades and opened fire in the market.

A gun-battle emerged between the security forces and terrorists, where the forces gunned down one terrorist.

It is suspected that there were around 4 terrorists and search for them is underway.

In context

Terror attack in Assam

NDFB-S behind the attack?

While no terror organization has taken the responsibility of the attacks yet, police suspect that a separatist outfit called National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) is responsible for the same.

The militants came prepared : Police

Well-planned Attacks

The militants came prepared : Police

Police have recovered AK-47 assault rifles from the suspected killed terrorist.

A vehicle in which the terrorists arrived at Kakrajhar market has also been recovered by the police. The terrorists reportedly arrived at the market in army fatigues.

It is suspected that the attack was well planned and the terrorists were prepared to face the security forces.

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Government Speaks

Compensation for the injured and dead

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh and provided them with an insight into the situation.

Rajnath Singh tweeted that the ministry was closely monitoring the situation.

Condemning the attacks, Sonowal has announced a compensation of Rs.5 lakh to the kin of deceased and Rs.1 lakh for the injured.

Attacks in Kokrajhar very unfortunate : Kiren Rijiju

Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said that the attacks were unfortunate and that he was shocked by the attacks.

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