GUWAHATI: An unidentified gunman on Friday shot dead at least 12 people and wounded 15 in a busy market area in a town in India’s restive northeastern state of Assam, police officials said.
The gunman opened fire at the crowded market in Kokrajhar, a town about 220 km (140 miles) west of the state’s commercial capital Guwahati, superintendent of police in the town of Sreejith T told Reuters.
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The fate of the gunman was not immediately clear. Assam, a remote and underdeveloped state in India’s northeast, has suffered from years of ethnic and tribal insurgencies.
Courtesy : Express Tribune