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10 killed in Dhubri district of Assam
G Vinayak in Guwahati |
October 05, 2004 22:14 IST
Ten people were killed and several others injured when suspected militants of the banned National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) stormed Jalabill village under Bogribari police station in western Assam's Dhubri district around 1830 IST, preliminary reports reaching Guwahati said.
Dhubri is about 300km from state capital Guwahati, close to the West Bengal and Bangladesh border.
According to the police at Bogribari, a band of militants descended upon the village, mostly inhabited by immigrant Muslims, and opened indiscriminate fire. While 10 persons died on the spot, four critically injured people were admitted to Dhubri Civil Hospital. Rattled by the upsurge in violence, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday revived the post of Inspector General of Police (Operations) and appointed R M Singh, a tough police officer, to the post.
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