Ten people, including two children and four women, were today killed in an attack by suspected NDFB (Songbijit) militants in a village in Kokrajhar under Bodoland Territorial Administrative District (BTAD) of Assam.
A group of heavily armed extremists swooped down on two houses in Balaparajan Village-1 under Goreswar police station at around 1 AM and opened indescriminate fire, killing 7 persons on the spot, IGP L R Bishnoi told PTI.
The two injured men have been admitted to a hospital in a serious condition, he said.
A joint combing operation by the police and paramilitary forces has been launched in the area to track down the assailants, official sources said.
Last night, another group of NDFB-S ultras in Daksa district of BTAD had gunned down three persons, including two women, and injured an infant.
According to police sources, a group of the extremists entered the house of the family near Ananda Bazar area last night and opened indiscriminate fire, killing the three.
The assailants fled after committing the crime, they said, adding the infant, who received bullet injuries, was admitted to a hospital.
Kokrajhar had been the scene of large-scale ethnic violence between Bodos and non-Bodos two years ago.