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NIA team to reach Assam today to probe NDFB militant attacks

May 05, 2014 07:21 AM IST India India

Guwahati: An National Investigation Agency team will reach Assam on Monday to probe into the attacks by National Demorcratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants in three districts - Kokrajhar, Baksa and Chirang.

The Curfew has been relaxed in Baksa from 10 am to 4 pm, in Chirang from 10 am to 5 pm on Monday. Curfew, however, remains in force in Kokrajhar .

On Sunday, security forces shot dead two alleged NDFB militants at the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. The militants were suspected of being involved in the violence which left 32 people dead.

Four other suspected militants have also been arrested in Silchar.

Two militants were killed in an exchange of fire after four NDFB(S) activists hurled grenades at an Assam Police patrol. Two other militants managed to escape leaving behind two pistols, two magazines and a hand grenade.

The NDFB-S had unleashed violence in the twin districts of Baksa and Kokrajhar since May 1, killing 32 persons, injuring several others and rendered thousands homeless.

Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi apprised UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi of the prevailing situation in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) and the measures taken by the state government to restore peace in the area.

Gogoi said, "We Will protect all the communities."

The Amnesty International also condemned the violence in Assam.

(With additional information from PTI)