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Terror rerun in BTAD; 8 killed

BTAD areas seem to have embroiled in a fresh string of murder and mayhem. Seven persons including two children were killed in yet another incident of militant attack on Friday wee hours.

The incident took place at Balapara village in Gossaigaon on Friday wee hours when a gang of suspected NDFB-S militants indiscriminately fired upon two houses where seven persons died on the spot. Three others sustained serious injury.
Then the militants fled from the spot.

Security forces arrived in the spot and cordoned off the entire area before launching a combing operation in search of the militants.

The deceased were identified as Chayaton Dewa, Farida Begum, Sahana Pervin, Sona Bhanu Bibi, Julima Bibi, Batsu Alli, Rusmita and Mohur.

More and more security forces have arrived in the area on Friday morning to intensify the counter offensive in BTAD where at least 11 persons lost their lives and five others including local newsman were shot at in three different incidents of militant attack.

Police recovered several empty cartidges of AK-47 rifles from the spot. The injured are battling for life at the Dhubri Civil Hospital.  

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Reporting from Kokrajhar

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