Assam attack: In a major attack in Assam, terrorists have opened fire on civilians, killing at least 14 people. Reports suggest that the terrorists were dressed in outfits of the Indian Army. One or two terrorists have been neutralised, but it is believed that the rest are on the run and the security forces are currently trying to get the situation under control. The terrorists fired from automatic weapons and hurled grenades. Some terrorists are said to be holed up inside a shop.
The incident took place near Kokrajhar in Assam. The state’s chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who is in Delhi, has met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and briefed him about the situation. He has also spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mukesh Sahay, DGP of Assam has said that no terror group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. At the time of writing this article, the encounter between the terrorists and the security forces is underway.
Himanta Biswa Sarma told Times Now, “The details are still coming in. We don’t know how many terrorists have been killed. It will take some time for the situation to become clear.” “I am right now in Guwhati and will take a few hours to reach Kokrajhar. There are some reports that suggest that two terrorists have been killed,” he added. “That area (Kokrajhar) has been vulnerable all along. Our security forces are always alert, but I am not sure if there were any specific intelligence inputs for this particular incident,” he added.