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Manipur: Assam Rifles jawan killed in IED blast, cops suspect militant role

A jawan of the sixteenth Assam Rifles was killed whereas one other sustained accidents Wednesday in a robust blast triggered by an Improvised Explosive System (IED) suspected to have been planted by militants in Thoubal district’s Lilong in Manipur.

The police mentioned the incident occurred round 1:35 pm at Sangomsang space alongside the Nationwide Freeway-102 (Imphal-Moreh Highway). The Assam Rifles workforce was on routine patrolling obligation when the IED exploded.

The police speculated that the IED may have been planted concentrating on the sixteenth Assam Rifles workforce which often takes relaxation close to the location of the blast after their obligation.

The deceased personnel was recognized as L Wangshu, 30, of Arunachal Pradesh whereas the injured was recognized as Pingku Das, 25, of Tripura.

A police led by the Thoubal SP rushed to the spot to take inventory of the scenario, cordoned off and commenced a search operation in and across the space. Nonetheless, there was no report of any arrest. A case has been registered by the police in reference to the incident.

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