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ULFA terrorists kill 5 in Assam, killings suspected to be over citizenship amendment bill

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GUWAHATI: Five persons were killed in a terror strike by suspected ULFA radicals in Assam. 

The incident occurred in Tinsukia later in the evening. 

Initial reports suggest that SL Biswas, Ananta Biswas, Abinas Biswas, Subodh Das and Dhananjay Namashudra were among those who were killed in the deadly attack. 

They were picked up when they were sitting in a shop. The outlaws took them to the bank of Brahmaputra river, lined up them up and shot dead all the five. Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has condemned the killings. 

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee condemned the attack. In a tweet she said, 'Is t his the outcome of the recent NRC development?".

The killings have taken place just a fortnight after the bomb blast in Guwahati against Centre's push for the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016. Militant outfits in the state have been opposed to it.