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14 killed, 16 others injured in Kokrajhar firing

At least 14 peoples including a militant cadres killed and 16 others received serious injury into indiscriminately fired by NDFB-S militant today at Tinali market in Kokrajhar district. According to peoples at the market, assailants came on a tempo from Simba reason site towards bazaar and fired indiscriminately by 11.40pm where 14 peoples included a militant cadre was killed and 16 civilians received serious injury in the incident. Injures were immediately rushed to Kokrajhar RNB civil hospital. The assailants wored black dresses when they came along the bazaar. An AK 56 riffle, 49 live round, a grenade and some objectionable materials recovered from death militant cadre on the spot.

ADGP LR Bishnoi told that NDFB-S was involved with attacked.It was unwanted incident in the district, said Bishnoi police administration will continue its operation against NDFB-S militant outfit. BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary condemned the incident and demanded stern action against involved culprits.

Forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma, ABSU general secretary Lawrence Islary, UPPL president UG Brahma, MLA Chandan Brahma, Rabiram Narzary, BPF party condemned incident and demanded strong action against situation.

Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, DGP Mukesh Sahay visited the spot and took stock about incident.

Sarma told that zero tolerance would be penetrated and thuft action would be initiated in the state. He also claimed that NDFB-S was involved with attacked, no doubt. 'More security deployment would be done from govt to tackle situation in the the region', Sarma added.

Sahay said 7 more security companies including three army colums have been sent to Kokrajhar after attacked.

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