Tuesday, March 15, 2011

NDFB violence in Assam

The Hindu today reports that eight Border Security Forces (BSF) officials have been killed near the Assam-Bhutan border due to an ambush last night by suspected National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants.  Eight other BSF personnel were injured.

Update (18/3): the anti-talks faction of the NDFB has since claimed responsibility for the attack.  New Delhi based think tank the Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses has published an article arguing the attack reflects government complacency and a failure of intelligence coordination efforts.

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