NDFB violence toll rises to 24

Guwahati: Violence by the banned NDFB entered the third day Wednesday as a Hindi-speaking woman was shot dead in Kokrajhar district taking the toll to 24, even as the ultras fired at the security forces in Sonitpur, police said.

A group of NDFB (Anti-talk) faction rebels knocked on the door of one Kalabati Chauhan's house around 1.30 am at Jamguri. As she opened the door, they pumped bullets into her and fled, they said.

Meanwhile, another group of NDFB members fired upon security forces, during a search and combing operation against the outfit, near Dihing Tea estate around 11 am before fleeing towards neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh, police said, adding, no injury or casualty was reported in the firing.

A review meeting of the strategy group of the Unified Command Structure held here yesterday had decided to intensify the operations against the insurgents with special attention to the Assam-Arunachal border areas where they operate, sources said.