Twelve people, including a suspected militant, were killed and approximate 20 others injured when gunfire broke out at a market in Assam on Friday afternoon.
Insurgency related killings in Assam
*Data till July 31, 2016
Total : 4268 civilians | 824 Security Force
Personnel | 3120 Terrorists | Total killings - 8212
Data does not include latest attack
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State chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said he had appraised Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the situation, who expressed his condolences.
"Protecting the lives of citizens is our duty. Our government will take action against those responsible," Sonowal said, and announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakhs for families of those killed.