Nearly 14 died in militant-police encounter in Assam’s Kokrajhar


Fourteen civilians have been killed after terrorists opened indiscriminate fire at a weekly market at Balajan Tinali in the heart of Assam’s Kokrajhar,police officials said.

In the incident, 14 people have been killed and many others are injured as terrorists open fire in the market

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The shooter opened flame at the swarmed market in Kokrajhar, a town around 220 km west of the state’s business capital Guwahati, superintendent of police in the town of Sreejith T told Reuters.

The battle started when police reacted to an activist who opened flame in a business sector zone.

TV news channels cited the Assam executive general of police saying were three to four activists included, however Hindustan Times couldn’t autonomously confirm this.

Pictures being telecast on TV indicated fire fighters drenching a burst, while individuals helped the harmed. Different reports said there were a few flames in the business sector zone.

Assam boss pastor Sarbananda Sonowal supposedly addressed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home priest Rajnath Singh.

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“The Kokrajhar incident has come as a shock. (It is a) very dastardly and unfortunate attack,” minister of state, home affairs, Kiren Rijiju said.