Twin IED blasts in Manipur, one child injured
A seven-year old girl was injured in a bomb blast this morning near the BSF camp at Moirangpurel area in Manipur’s Imphal East district, a police officer said.india Updated: Aug 10, 2016 15:14 IST
A child was injured in an IED explosion near a BSF camp while a low-intensity blast caused panic near the Manipur University gate in Imphal East and Imphal West districts respectively on Wednesday.
A senior police officer said a suspected improvised explosive device went off at about 9 am near o a BSF camp at Moirangpurel area, injuring a seven-year-old girl Tinoi in Imphal East district.
In the second blast near Leisang Hiden Lake, about 200 metres from Manipur University gate, a low-intensity IED blast caused panic in the area at around 12:35 pm but there was no injury or casualty as of now, a police officer of Imphal West district said.
The back-to-back blasts come at a time when security forces have stepped up vigil ahead of Independence Day. Underground outfits operating in the entire northeast have given a call for boycotting Independence Day celebrations, said an officer of the state home department.
On Monday last, two BSF personnel were injured at Kangpokpi area in Senapati district.
First Published: Aug 10, 2016 14:00 IST