46970
Suspected Rebels Kill 13 in Indian Market
International

Suspected Rebels Kill 13 in Indian Market

Gunmen have opened fire on a busy marketplace in India's northeastern state of Assam, killing at least 13 people, officials say.
Police blamed the attacks on suspected rebels from a faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland.
Reports say one suspected rebel was killed in the gun battle with security forces in Kokrajhar district. The NDFB wants an independent homeland for the Bodo ethnic group to be carved out of Assam, BBC reported.
Local police official LR Bishnoi told AP that six suspected rebels fired automatic weapons and lobbed grenades in the market in Balajan, an area just outside the town of Kokrajhar.
He said one gunman was killed by security forces and troops are pursuing five others who fled. Several homes and shops were damaged in the attack.
In 2014, NDFB rebels killed at least 62 people in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar in Assam
The Bodos now have an autonomous territorial council which one of their parties, the Bodoland People's Front, controls.

Short URL : http://goo.gl/JVQszF
  1. http://goo.gl/4izcWr
  • http://goo.gl/HZqpEu
  • http://goo.gl/ldedKz
  • http://goo.gl/rS5kfR
  • http://goo.gl/KSwFe7

You can also read ...

True Cost of Opioid Epidemic in US Tops $500 Billion
The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic...
News magazine Der Spiegel called the breakdown in negotiations a “catastrophe” for Merkel.
Chancellor Angela Merkel was left scrambling to drag Germany...
Top Iraq Court Rules Kurdish Referendum Unconstitutional
Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court on Monday ruled that the Kurdish...
15 Killed in  Food-Aid Crush  in Morocco
At least 15 people have been killed and five others injured in...
Kenya’s Supreme Court Upholds Kenyatta Victory
Kenya’s Supreme Court has unanimously upheld President Uhuru...
Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement member Giuliana Di Pillo (L) speaks with journalists next to Rome’s mayor Virginia Raggi in Ostia, Italy, Nov. 19.
Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement pummeled a center-...
EU Sees Positive Signal Amid Rohingya Crisis
The European Union urged Myanmar’s government on Monday to...
UNICEF: Millions of Children Fare Worse Than Parents
One in 12 children worldwide live in countries where they face...

Trending

Googleplus