According to reports, the additional paramilitary forces will be deployed till May 7.

At least 11 people have been killed in targeted killings since Thursday in Assam's Kokrajhar district, which had seen ethnic violence two years ago.

Seven people, including two children and four women, were on Friday killed in an attack by suspected NDFB (Songbijit) militants in a village in Kokrajhar under Bodoland Territorial Administrative District (BTAD) of Assam.
    
A group of heavily armed extremists swooped down on two houses in Balaparajan Village-1 under Goreswar police station at around 1 am and opened indiscriminate fire, killing seven persons on the spot, IGP L R Bishnoi told a news agency.
    
“The two injured men have been admitted to a hospital in a serious condition,” he said.
    
A joint combing operation by the police and paramilitary forces has been launched in the area to track down the assailants.

On Thursday night, another group of NDFB-S ultras in Daksa district of BTAD had gunned down three persons.

The rebels have been fighting for a separate homeland for the region's ethnic Bodo people.

The latest round of violence comes just days after voting in the region for the national election on April 24.

(JPN/Agencies)

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