The Assam Government has requested the Centre to provide 10 more companies of Central police forces for launching an operation to seize illegal weapons in Bodoland Territorial Area District areas.

One woman injured in firing in Nalbari village of curfew-clamped Kokrajhar district on Friday evening.

The State Home Department dashed an ‘action taken report’ to the Union Home Ministry in response to an advisory from it urging Dispur to be on high alert, deploy more force, seize illegal arms and to keep more Army troops on alert to prevent an escalation in violence.

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