Assam tense as 26 hurt in grenade attack

KARBI ANGLONG—The situation in Assam is turning from bad to worse, where insurgency is already in its peak In a latest incident, at least 24 people were injured when suspected NDFB insurgents hurled a grenade at a computer shop in Uttarborbeel market at Howraghat in Karbi Anglong district. Police said the injured were taken to nearby Nagaon Civil Hospital where the condition of seven was stated to be very critical.

Meanwhile a police officer at Howraghat police station disclosed that such kinds of attacks by insurgents have become a matter of routine and they are helpless to stop them.

While expressing their inability to handle the situation, he pointed out that at many occasions cases were taken up with government to dispatch additional troops to handle the situation but no action has yet been taken.