Police said the group of terrorists came in a car and swooped down on Balajan Tiniali market and opened fire killing 13. Security forces patrolling the area answered back killing one terrorist, the police said.

Police have so far recovered 13 bodies and search operations are continuing in the area as the terrorists are suspected to be hiding in nearby buildings. The entire area has been cordoned off by police and security personnel and the injured, many of them critical, have been shifted to nearby hospitals. The number of injured is, however, yet to be ascertained.

Sonowal has condemned the killings and directed the authorities to provide all possible help to the affected.

(With Agency Input)

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