Tumukhong: In a spine chilling incident an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded at Moirang Purel village, around 20 km from Imphal on Thursday. A BSF jawan was reportedly injured in the blast and was rushed to the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal.

 

 

The incident occured around 4.30pm when the jawans of the Border Security Force (BSF) were on a patrol.

The blast occurred a day after chief of army staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag visited Manipur and instructed the personnel to carry out operations to capture insurgents responsible for gunning down six Assam Rifles personnel during an ambush on May 22 in Chandel district.

According to sources, the area has been cordoned off and search operations are under way.

No outfit has claimed responsibility for the blast so far.