Assam Security Forces Launch Offensive Operation in Assam

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Assam violence : Security forces launches All out operation against Bodo militants

Security forces on Friday had launched an offensive all out operation against the banned National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Sangbijit) who were responsible for the massacre in Assam’s Kokrajhar and Sonitpur district leaving more than 80 lives.

A top army official said the operation were launched in Sonitpur district alone along Arunachal Pradesh border and Kokrajhar district along with Bhutan border.

Indian army, central paramilitary forces and Assam police had launched the offensive operation against the Bodo militants.

“This is a time bound operation against the NFFB(S) militants. In first phase 66 units of army, 20 companies of Central paramilitary forces and Assam police personnel had jointly launched the operation, ” a top army official said.

On Thursday, Union Home minister Rajnath Singh said there were no talks being initiated with any organization like NFFB(S) who brutally killed children, women and innocent people.

The Bodo militant group killed at least 80 adivasi people in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur district.

On other hand several vehicles were damaged by protesters during the 12 hours long Assam bandh on Friday by various organisations including ATTSA, Asom Yuba Parishad protest against the killings of innocent people in the state.

The protesters launched blockades at Kaliabor, Amoni, Nagaon, Bongaigaon, Sivsagar and blockade national highways in several places in the state.

Police arrested more than 300 protesters across the state.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.