Militant kill 12 Indians in restive North East India

Militant kill 12 Indians in restive North East India
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GUWAHATI: (AFP) Gunmen on Friday opened fire on a busy market in a restive area of northeast India , police said, amid reports some civilians were killed.

Police said one attacker had died and several people had received gunshot injuries, but did not confirm local media reports that around a dozen people had been killed.

The attack took place in a remote part of Assam state near the border with Bhutan that is home to the indigenous Bodo people, who have for decades waged a violent campaign for a separate homeland.

"A soft target has been attacked by militants. Many people have received gunshot injuries," said Mukesh Sahay, director general of Assam police, on the NDTV news channel.

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