2016 Kokrajhar shooting

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Kokrajhar Attack 2016
LocationBalajan Tinali, Assam, India
Date5 August 2016 (2016-08-05)
Attack type
Mass shooting
WeaponsAK-56, AK-47, Grenades
Deaths14
Injured16
No. of participants
6

On 5 August 2016, a group of militants opened fire at a market in Balajan Tiniali, near the town of Kokrajhar in Assam, India.[1][2] Fourteen people were killed and sixteen were injured as a result of the attack.[3][4]

Attack[edit]

As many as six attackers came to the market in a rickshaw and began shooting at people as well as throwing grenades into the crowd of people. After the attackers finished their attack, five of the six attackers ran away, while one attacker was killed by security forces.[4] After the attackers fled, AK-56 and AK-47 rifles were found at the attack site.[5]

Response[edit]

Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal condemned the attack, calling it "cowardly and dastardly". He also offered Rs 5 lakh to the relatives of those who were killed, Rs one lakh to the person who was critically injured, and Rs 20,000 to those who received minor injuries.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://m.timesofindia.com/india/14-killed-15-injured-in-Assams-Kokrajhar-after-terrorists-open-fire-in-market/articleshow/53556034.cms
  2. ^ http://m.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/bodo-rebels-attack-market-in-kokrajhar-assam/article8949514.ece
  3. ^ Batchelor, Tom. "Terror attack on market leaves 14 dead as armed men go on rampage with guns and grenades". Daily Express. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b Hussain, Wasbir. "14 Killed, 16 Injured in Rebel Attack in India's Assam State". ABC News. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  5. ^ Dash, Nivedita. "Assam terror attack: 13 killed, Bodo group denies responsibility". India Today. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Assam attack: CM Sarbananda Sonowal promises stern action against militants". Firstpost. Retrieved 5 August 2016.