Insurgent outfit owns up Manipur bomb attack

  • Imphal
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  • Updated: Sep 26, 2012 10:57 IST

Insurgent outfit People's Liberation Army (PLA) today claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks on two army establishments in Manipur.

The attacks were carried out yesterday by a team of 'special warfare group' of the PLA, armed wing of the Revolutionary People's Front (RPF), said a PLA statement signed by its publicity chief, Taohangsu Heiremcha.

Two powerful bombs had exploded in the office complex of the 'M Sector' (army office) adjoining Manipur Raj Bhavan here and at the gate of the post of Gorkha Rifles at Khwairakpam area in Bishenpur district yesterday.

A powerful bomb weighing three kgs was also unearthed at Moidangpok area by a security patrol party in Imphal west district yesterday.

The PLA said it had planted the bomb to attack security personnel.

Sources said all security and police posts in the state, particularly in the four valley districts of Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal and Bishenpur, have been put on alert following a series of bomb attacks by the PLA on security personnel this month.

 

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