Assam's Kokrajhar rocked by terror attack; Sonowal assures of strict action against extremists, at least 14 dead
As Kokrajhar district in Assam was rocked by a terrorist attack on Friday, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal assured of strict action against the extremists.
Guwahati: As Kokrajhar district in Assam was rocked by a terrorist attack on Friday, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal assured of strict action against the extremists.
Addressing the mediapersons, Sonowal said, he had a word with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh in regard with the attack.
The Bharatiya Janata Party leader condemned the attack and said his government was committed to protect the people of Assam.
The Assam CM announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to the kin of the deceased and Rs 1 lakh to the injured.
At least 14 civilians were killed today when militants in military fatigues opened random fire at a busy market in Assam's Kokrajhar town.
Security forces patrolling the area retaliated and one militant was killed, the police said.
Search operations are continuing in the area as the militants are suspected to be hiding in nearby buildings.
The entire area has been cordoned off by police and security personnel and the injured, many of them critical, are being shifted to nearby hospitals.