Imphal, Feb 7: Proscribed group United National Liberation Front (UNLF) today claimed responsibility to yesterday’s blast at AR Transit Camp near Minuthong here in Imphal. The blast reportedly took place at around 5.58 pm yesterday evening injuring 9 personnel of the Assam Riffles. The UNLF in a statement issued by M. Sak-hen, Director, Department of Publicity said that the attacked was carried out by a special team of the Manipur Peoples’ Army (MPA), the army wing of the UNLF.
Those injured in yesterday’s blasts have been identified as Amar Sargari of 33 AR, Raj Kishore of 8 AR, Pradeep Sharma of 8 AR, S. Pradhan of 8 AR, Deependra Subardi of 8 AR, Rajesh Kumar of 2 AR, Umesh Kumar of 42 AR, H. Konyak of 8 AR and Sanju Lambu of 25 AR. All of them sustain minor injury.
The statement said the UNLF and its armed wing will continue to attack the Indian Army until the colonial rules are completely wipe out of the state.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.