NEW DELHI, 5th August 2016 (WAM) — At least 12 people were killed and 18 others injured Friday after gunmen in military uniforms opened fire in a crowded market in Assam state in India’s remote northeast, the police said.

The Indian police said they killed on of the gunmen who fired automatic weapons and lobbed grenades in a crowded market in Balajan, an area just outside the town of Kokrajhar in western Assam.

Troops were pursuing four others who fled.

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