Terror attack on market leaves 14 dead as armed men go on rampage with guns and grenades

Friday, August 5, 2016
By Paul Martin

AT LEAST 14 people have been killed and more than 15 wounded after armed militants dressed in military uniforms went on the rampage at a bustling market in the north-east of India.

Fri, Aug 5, 2016

The massacre in the state of Assam was reportedly carried out by Bodo militants – a predominantly Christian armed separatist group which aims to create a separate homeland for the Bodo people.

A group of at least three assailants opened fire at a market in Balajan Tiniali, around two miles from the town of Kokrajhar, possibly using grenades to kill shoppers among the stalls of fruit and vegetables.

A police official said: “There were definitely three to four attackers. One of them has been neutralised.”

Police shot one attacker dead in a gun battle that lasted 20 minutes and grenades, an AK-47 and other weapons were recovered from the area.

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