Manipur: On January 5, one Assam Rifles jawan was killed while another sustained injuries when a suspected improvised explosive device exploded in Manipur’s Thoubal district.
About the incident in Manipur:
It is discovered that the device exploded around 1.45pm when personnel of 16 Assam Rifles were on patrol near a water reservoir located on the eastern side of Imphal-Moreh highway at Usoipokpi Sangomsang area – about 4km south of Lilong police station.
Right after the explosion security forces rushed to the site to conduct a search operation, but there was no report of any arrest till the time of going to press.
About the deceased:
The deceased has been identified as L Wangshu (30) and the injured soldier as Pinku Das (25).
An officer of the Lilong police station stated, “A case has been registered in connection with the incident and investigation is going on.”