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Two Assam Rifles jawans killed, six injured in Manipur bomb attack

The incident occurred while the 18 Assam Rifles personnel were passing through Mahamani village road, around 65 km south of Imphal, at 6.20 am.

india Updated: Nov 13, 2017 13:52 IST
HT Correspondent, Imphal
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The injured jawans have been rushed to the Leimakhong army hospital for medical treatment.(File for representation)

Two Assam Rifles personnel were killed and around six injured when suspected militants detonated a powerful bomb in Manipur’s Chandel district, bordering Myanmar, on Monday morning.

Sources said the incident occurred while the 18 Assam Rifles personnel were passing through Mahamani village road, around 65 km south of Imphal, at 6.20 am. While one of the jawans died immediately, the other succumbed to his injuries later.

The injured personnel have been taken to the Leimakhong army hospital for medical treatment.

Officials believe the bomb was a remote-controlled improvised explosive device. Nobody has taken responsibility for the blast until now. Further details are awaited.

First Published: Nov 13, 2017 11:02 IST