At least nine houses were set ablaze in Assam's Karbi Anglong district allegedly by attackers from Nagaland early this morning at Khukuribasti but no one was hurt.
About 100 miscreants armed with sharp weapons, bows and arrows came to Khukuribasti village about one kilometre away from the Rangapahar border outpost under Dhansiri police station and set on fire nine houses, additional SP (Border) S Ali Ahmed told PTI.
However, no one was injured in the incident, he added.
The miscreants claimed that the land on which the houses were built belonged to Nagaland and demanded the people staying there to vacate the area, locals alleged.
Protesting the incident, the locals stages demonstrations in the area, police said, adding the situation was under control.
About a month ago, several houses were burnt down in an alleged bid to encroach land in Assam and three days ago 37 encroachers from Nagaland were arrested.
Additional DGP (Border) Mukesh Agarwal and IGP (Law and Order) had recently visited the troubled border areas and posted additional police forces there.