13 civilians, one terrorist killed in shootout at Assam's Kokrajhar market

President Mukherjee called upon the Assam government and all concerned agencies to ensure that the guilty of Kokrajhar militant attack are brought to justice and law and order is maintained in the state. "We strongly condemn it". Later, he told reporters that doctors had informed him that all the injured were out of danger.

Hagrama Mohilary, Chief Executive Member of the Bodoland Territorial Council that runs the administration in four Bodo districts, including Kokrajhar, said many people had been injured in the attack.

The Centre is closely monitoring the situation arising out of the Kokrajhar attack.

"The operation against the militants is a continuous process". We have to ascertain that who are the people behind this attack.

A further 15 people were wounded in the attack on the outskirts of Kokrajhar town, one of the deadliest in recent years in the state of Assam, a region with a history of sectarian and separatist bloodshed.

Sahay said police had recovered an AK-47 rifle and explosives from the dead gunman, as well as a three-wheeler van the assailants had arrived in. This led to a major crackdown against the NDFB's "anti-talk faction".

Sonowal, who is in Delhi, said the militants would be dealt with "very sternly", a statement from the CMO said. We have issued a red alert till Independence Day.

An NIA team has reached the spot and was speaking to eyewitnesses, officials said.

"No one involved in the crime will be spared", he said, adding "a foreign hand" may have ordered the killings. He spoke to doctors there on providing them advance medical treatment, government sources in Guwahati said.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday chaired a high-level meeting to review internal security situation in the country including Kashmir and in Assam where NDFB-S militants shot dead 14 people in Kokrajhar.

In a bid to avoid retaliatory killings, Sonowal appealed for peace and harmony. One of the attackers was reportedly killed, as security forces searched for the other attackers.

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