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14 civilians killed in Kokrajhar; Army launches massive ops

At least fourteen people were killed and several injured in an encounter between security forces and suspected NDFB (S) militants at busy market place in Kokrajhar district of Assam.

The dead include civilians, security personnel and the militants.

Sources said the gunfight started at 11.30 am at the busy Balazan market when security forces were conducting massive anti-militant operation in the area.

The militants lobbed grenades and started firing indiscriminately at the security forces and the public.

So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

DGP of Assam Mukesh Sahay said that he was not in a position to confirm the total number of casualties.

Speaking to News18 he said, “We don’t know who is behind it. The modus operandi indicates that it could be NDFB. Our men on the hot pursuit of militants”.

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