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February 21, 2018

14 killed, 20 injured in terrorist attack in Assam

Newsroom24x7 Staff

KokrajharKokrajhar (Assam):  In a terrorist attack by suspected NDFB(S) militants at a crowded market place in Kokrajhar district in Assam today 14 people were  killed and more than 20 others were injured.

One of the attackers was also killed in retaliatory action by security forces.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed sadness and strongly condemned the attack in Kokrajhar

“Saddened by the attack in Kokrajhar. We strongly condemn it. Thoughts and prayers with the bereaved families and those injured.

The Home Ministry is in touch with the Assam Government and is monitoring the situation closely”, the Prime Minister said.

According to Assam Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay, the attack at Balajan Tiniali market, 12 km from here, was supected to be the handiwork of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) and search operations by the security forces were on in the area.

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