Indian Army foils IED attack in Manipur, defuses 3 explosive devices

The Indian Army on Sunday said that they averted explosions in trouble-torn Manipur by defusing three Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted on a road in Imphal East district.

As it turned out, the alertness and vigil of the Indian Army personnel deployed in Manipur under Red Shield Division resulted in averting a major tragedy by successfully diffusing three Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Imphal East district late Saturday evening.

The statement issued by PRO Defence of Manipur, Nagaland and South Arunachal said that the IEDs were discovered on the road connecting Nongdam Tangkhul and Etham Tangkhul villages, near Maphou Dam.

During a routine area domination and surveillance operation, Army personnel noticed the three IEDs placed, along the road. Army column acted swiftly and cordoned off the area.

Subsequently, the Bomb Disposal Squad arrived at the location and diffused the IEDs safely, thereby preventing potential loss of life and injury to locals.

The discovery of the explosive device came just days after a 41-year-old man was killed, and two others were injured after unidentified assailants shot them at Naoremthong area in Manipur’s Imphal West district.

The incident took place on May 18 outside their rented accommodation, as per police statement.

The deceased was identified as Shree Ram Hangsada, a resident of Jharkhand. The injured were identified as Bittu Murmu (22) and Mitalal Soran (50).


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