IED explosion hits poll bound Manipur, two CRPF jawans injured

by Hemanta Kumar Nath

Guwahati , Jan 07, 2017 : At least two CRPF jawans were injured in a powerful explosion in the trouble torn and poll bound Manipur on Saturday evening. According to the reports, a powerful Improvised Explosive Device was exploded near the 143 battalion CPRF camp at Lamphelpat under Lamphel police station in Imphal West district at around 6-30 pm.In the blast two CRPF jawans who were returning to their rented house after completing their duty got injured.

The injured jawans were identified as Ct.Visvender Jat (24) got splinter injured on the left hand and Ct Brajesh Singh (28).The injured cops were rushed to RIMS hospital in Imphal. Manipur police said that, suspected militants are behind the explosion.Top police, army, CRPF officials had rushed to the area and launched operation against the attackers.The trouble torn Manipur is going to hold the assembly poll on March 4 and 8.

The north eastern Indian state has faced economic blockade since November 1 imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) protest against the Okram Ibobi Singh led state government announcement for creating seven new districts.Several violent incidents, militants attack on security personnel have been reported in the poll bound north eastern Indian state in past two months.