According to a press release issued by the Defence PRO , Two NDFB(S) terrorists moving in an Autorickshaw opened indiscriminate fire at Balajan Tinali near Kokrajhar town, killing about 13 civilians in the market and injuring 18 others in the afternoon of 05 August 16. An Army Patrol which was in the vicinity, immediately reacted and cordoned the area. The Army troops neutralised one of the terrorists on the spot. The swift action by the Army troops has prevented indiscriminate killings of civilians in the crowded market place. Any delayed action by the Army would have resulted in extremely high casualties amongst the un-armed, innocent civilians.
The Army has launched a massive combing operation, pressing into service specialised troops, tracker dogs and other specialised equipment. The Army has been carrying out extensive area domination operations in the strife torn District of Kokrajhar, thus ensuring swift actions. The Army will continue its relentless operations against terrorists, who try to disrupt the peace of the area.