Red alert issued in Assam following terror attack in Punjab

A red alert has been issued across Assam following a terror attack in Gurudaspur district of Punjab, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Monday.

Guwahati: A red alert has been issued across Assam following a terror attack in Gurudaspur district of Punjab, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Monday.

"The Punjab attack is very unfortunate and we condemn it. We have issued a red alert across the state following the attack," Gogoi told a press conference here.

Talking about terror outfits in the state, he said there were anti-social elements present and they kept trying to create disturbance.

"ULFA, NDFB, Jehadis - all are trying to disturb the peace and development of the state. However, we have been able to control them successfully. We have sought more central forces to better manage the law and order situation," Gogoi said.

Asked about the presence of Islamic State militants in Assam, the chief minister said that though they had sneaked into the state, they did not pose a threat yet.

"They have not become a threat yet in Assam. IS is currently present in every state of the country," he said.

Gogoi also turned down the allegation that madrassas in the state had any link with jehadi elements.

Heavily-armed militants in army uniform today sprayed bullets on a moving bus and stormed a police station, killing six persons, including an SP, and injuring eight others in Gurdaspur bordering Pakistan.  

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