Images from terror attack in Kokrajhar, Assam


A dozen people were killed and many injured after two terrorists in army uniform opened fire at a crowded market near Assam's Kokrajhar town.

The terrorists came in an auto-rickshaw and started firing at a weekly market at Balajan Tiniali, around 220 km from Guwahati. One of the attackers also threw a grenade, setting off a fire at a building.

Security forces killed one terrorist but the rest escaped. AK 56 and 47 rifles and grenades have been found in the area.

Security personnel, along with tracker dogs and other special equipment, are searching for terrorists suspected to be hiding in nearby buildings.

The police have blamed the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland, which fought a violent decades-long campaign for a separate homeland for the region's ethnic Bodo people.

(Featured Image: Dainik Bhaskar)