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Assam: Fresh firing reported from Kokrajhar

August 27, 2012 23:46 IST

Unidentified persons on Monday night fired indiscriminately, exploded grenades and burnt some houses in a village in the strife-torn Kokrajhar district of lower Assam, the police said.

While reports of any casualties or injuries are yet to be confirmed, sources said that security personnel from a Central Reserve Police Force camp located close to the attack site at Pakritala retaliated with bullets.

The incident was reported at around 9.30 in the night and the encounter between the security personnel and the armed miscreants was on till late in the night.

Senior police officials have rushed to the spot to monitor the situation. Ever since violence erupted in the Bodoland Territorial Administered Districts and Dhubri since July 19, at least 87 people have died according to official figures.

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