One militant also killed in an exchange of fire with security forces , media reported on Friday.
"The horrific attack appears to be the work of the dreaded terror outfit, NDFB. The
modus operandi suggests that it could be the work of this group," said police officials.
When contacted, the DGP of the state, Mukesh Sahay says that it is too early to say anything, but the pattern seems to be that of the NFDB. The immediate focus is to overpower the militants and our forces are on it he also added.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the attack. Encounter still underway.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the government was closely monitoring the situation in Assam.
#FLASH: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal speaks to PM Modi after extremists opened fire at civilians near Kokrajhar (Assam). 1 extremist killed.— ANI (@ANI_news) August 5, 2016
Spoke to Assam CM Shri @sarbanandsonwal who apprised me of the situation in Kokrajhar. MHA is closely monitoring the situation.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 5, 2016
One terrorist gunned down in the Kokrajhar (Assam) attack so far. Combing operations are now underway.— ANI (@ANI_news) August 5, 2016
#UPDATE 13 civilians killed, and 18 injured in Kokrajhar (Assam) attack— ANI (@ANI_news) August 5, 2016
#FLASH Police suspect involvement of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) terrorists in Kokrajhar (Assam) attack: Assam DGP— ANI (@ANI_news) August 5, 2016
This is very unfortunate, we will assure that victims are taken care of: Kiren Rijiju on Kokrajhar attack pic.twitter.com/9u3Avmh3JQ— ANI (@ANI_news) August 5, 2016
UPDATE: Additional security forces rushed to the spot after extremists opened fire at civilians near Assam's Kokrajhar, encounter underway.— ANI (@ANI_news) August 5, 2016
Over 12 ppl killed,1 terrorist gunned down,recovered grenades & other weapons from him-Assam DGP on Kokrajhar attack pic.twitter.com/DJnXJRK91U— ANI (@ANI_news) August 5, 2016