New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Friday termed the militant attack in Asssam’s Kokrajhar town as “most unfortunate” especially as peace had returned to the state in the last two years.
“Today’s (Friday) incident is very sad and most unfortunate. The security forces had brought peace in the Kokrajhar area of Bodoland in Assam in the last two years,” Rijiju told reporters here.
“We will ensure victims of the attack and their families are well taken care of,” Rijiju said.
The Minister refused to divulge the actual figures of the casualties.
Rijiju added that he would take stock of the situation in the state and consult with the state Chief Minister and then chalk out any further plan.
At least 13 civilians were killed on Friday when militants in military fatigues opened random fire at a busy market in Assam’s Kokrajhar town. Police said one of the raiders was also killed.