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Assam: Militants open fire in Tinsukia; 2 killed

India TV News Desk Guwahati 12 Aug 2016, 23:38:44 PM IST
India TV News Desk

At least two people were killed and six injured after militants opened fire in a village in Assam's Tinsukia district, police said.

The anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) is suspected to have carried out the attack, Assam Police chief Mukesh Sahay said.

Four to five gunmen entered Philobari village and opened indiscriminate fire on the unsuspecting villagers, he said.

Philobari has a considerable Hindi-speaking population, migrants from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, mostly working as daily wage labourers. 

"Our operations are on to catch the killers," Sahay said. 

The attack comes in the wake of that on August 5 at the weekly Balajan market near Kokrajhar town, in which over 14 people, belonging to different communities, were killed by the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).


(With IANS inputs)