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NIA team visits Kokrajhar attack site

Indiscriminate firing and grenade attack killed 14 people
National Investigation Agency

A day after a fierce IS-like attack killed 14 people in Kokrajhar area of Assam, a four-member NIA team on Saturday visited the site to take stock of the situation.

On Saturday’s attack, 14 people were killed in indiscriminate firing and grenade attack by a Bodo militant faction.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) team was sent from the agency’s branch in Guwahati, Assam. However, they will wait for government orders to take over the case from local police.

“A four-member Guwahati NIA team visited Kokrajhar on Saturday afternoon, but it will not take over the case from local police right now. We will wait for government’s order,” an NIA source told IANS.

Three members of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) opened fire at the weekly Balajan market near Kokrajhar town on Friday, killing 13 civilians and also injured 20 others. One of the injured died on Saturday.

The Army, which retaliated immediately, killed one of the attackers on Friday. A hunt is on to apprehend the two others.

-IANS

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