Terrorist attack on market in Assam State, India

Three armed men opened fire at a market in the city of Kokrajhar. Fourteen people were killed and 15 were seriously wounded. A Christian Separatist group (the National Democratic Front of Bodoland) is thought to be responsible. This group has been labelled as a terrorist organization by the government.

Advice For Travellers

While it is difficult to predict the targets of terrorist attacks, travellers should be aware that market places are often attacked. When visiting markets, travellers should use a high degree of caution and remain alert to their surroundings. Always be aware of the quickest and safest exits in the event of a terrorist attack.