Manipur Blast: In a tragic incident this Wednesday afternoon, two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were killed in an IED blast outside their camp near BSF sector headquarters Koirengi campus in Manipur today.
In a tragic incident this Wednesday afternoon, two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were killed in an IED blast outside their camp near BSF sector headquarters Koirengi campus in Manipur today. As per a senior official, the blast was triggered by an improvised explosive device (IED) that occurred at about 2 pm, when the BSF men were deployed just outside the gate of their Koirengi sector headquarters camp, on the Dimapur-Imphal highway. The two jawans, both of constable rank, received splinter injuries in the blast and later succumbed. The IED was suspected to have been planted by insurgents active in the area. Two civilians have been wounded in the blast.
As per Associated Press reports, Police officer K. Meghachandra says the explosion occurred at the paramilitary post near the residence of the top elected official in Manipur state, but it was unclear whether he was the target. The northeast region is home to dozens of separatist groups that accuse the government of exploiting the area’s natural resources while doing little for the indigenous people. They often target government forces. Meghachandra said a grenade attack Tuesday night outside the office of the Assam Rifles, a paramilitary force, in the state capital, Imphal, injured one soldier. No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts.
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(To be updated)