Manipur : Powerful IED Explosion Reported In Imphal East, No Casualty Reported

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The northeastern state of Manipur has been under continuous scrutiny of defence experts and paramilitary personnel, since the deadly ambush on an Assam Rifles convoy took place on November 13. In a shocking development, a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion has been reported today in the Imphal East region.

According to reports, the shock wave took place at a pharmacy on Tinsid road of Lamlong area in Imphal East, which blew-off the pharmacy and other shops located along the area.

Police reports informed that the blast occurred on 6:30 AM, and it’s impact has been felt along the region.

Following the blast, fire tenders have immediately rushed to the spot.

Police personnel have cordoned-off the region, and security has been beefed-up.

However, no casualties have been reported so far.

Recently, similar such incident occurred on November 18 at Koirengei in Imphal West district of Manipur.

The blast took place infront of the shop owned by Mohammad Tolen, a resident of Imphal East District at around 4 AM. However, no insurgent group has claimed responsibility for the explosion.

Manipur and shocking developments along the northeastern region came under heavy surveillance of security personnel, after the recent dastardly attack on an Assam Rifles convoy on December 13, which took away the lives of 46 Assam Rifles Khuga Battalion Commanding Officer, Colonel Viplab Tripathi, his wife and their 8-year-old son, along with 4 other brave paramilitary personnel – Rfn Suman Swargiary, Rfn Khatnei Konyak, Rfn RP Meena, and Rfn Shyamal Das.

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