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IED blast hit Manipur’s Imphal West district, no casualty

IED blast hit Manipur’s Imphal West district, no casualty

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 26 Jan 2019, 11:20 am

Guwahati, Jan 26 (IBNS): A low intensity Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off in Manipur Imphal West district on Saturday while the nation celebrated the 70th Republic Day.

According to the reports, the IED exploded near by a wall of the camp of Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) located at Lamphel area in Imphal West district at around 1 pm.

There is no report of any casualty in the blast.

A top police official said that suspected militants planted the IED targeting security personnel.

Meanwhile, Manipur police and other security agencies have started an investigation into the matter.

Eight banned militant outfits of the North Eastern region have called for boycott the Republic Day celebrations.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)