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Two BSF personnel injured in IED blast, another IED found

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Imphal, Aug 8: At least two security personnel belonging to BSF sustain minor injury after suspected rebel triggered a low intensity IED near Kangpokpi town at around 10:45 am today morning.
Meanwhile, combined team of Police and AR recovered a powerful IED weighing around 3 kg from a bus at Tengdongyan area along the National Highway under Sekmai Police station at around 6.30 am today.
The blast site is around 3 km North from Kangpokpi town along the National High way 1 under Kangpokpi Police station.
According to report, both the BSF personnel of 54 Battalion were travelling in a mini bus bearing registration no. AS-01-S3-8780 when the blast took place.
The Injured BSF personnel have been identified as Captain Anil Kumar, batch no. 04254399 and Captain Lalji Yadav, batch no. 032544037.
Captain Anil Kumar suffered minor splinter injury on his hand while Captain Lalji Yadav suffered on leg after being hit by a splinter.
An army convoy, which was passing the blast area, attended the injured BSF personnel by providing medical aid before preceding their journey.
Regarding the IED found in the bus Addt. SP (Ops) Imphal West, Th Vikramjit said that the IED was recovered after a combine team of Imphal West Commando and 25 Assam Rifle led by Major Radhakrishna conducted a search operation along the NH-02 after receiving information about it.
The IED was found wrapped in a polythene bag inside a rice bag from a passenger bus bearing registration No. MN 01 – 1823. Material found inside the polythene bag includes RDX, circuit, splinters and remote control, said Vikramjit.
A suspected woman, identified as Th Shakhi was also arrested by the combined team.
This is the second blast to occur in the state after an IED bomb blast at Polo ground near Manipur State Museum. At least two persons including a 2 years old minor girl and a CRPF sustain injury in the blast. The following day, i.e yesterday, another IED was found planted at the footpath in between M-Sector and Johnston Higher Secondary School. Police bomb disposal squad safely defused the IED.
So far no claimed has been made from any group or organizations but it can be taken as a warning to the security forces for the coming Republic Celebration Day,

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