Banned Militant Outfit – PREPAK Claims Responsibility For Recent IED Blast In Election-Bound Manipur 

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The proscribed militant outfit – People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) has claimed responsibility for the recent Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast that occurred in Kakching district of Manipur, injuring two Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans.

According to the banned insurgent group, this attack was carried-out in connection with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit on Tuesday.

“The explosion was triggered in connection with PM Modi’s visit on Tuesday,” PREPAK said in a statement.

The tragic incident was reported at around 8 PM in the Wangoo Tera area of Kakching district, located at 45 kms away from the state capital – Imphal. Constables Gaurav Rai and Girija Shankar, both identified as members of the ITBP Party, were performing an area dominance patrol when the severe blast occurred.

These troops were part of the ‘E’ company of the 610 ITBP election battalion deployed for poll duties in the state. The injured personnel have been admitted to the Kakching public hospital, and are currently in a stable condition.

Its worthy to note that the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the schedule of upcoming Assembly polls in 5 states – Manipur, Goa, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Incorporating of 60-member state assembly, polls in the northeastern state of Manipur will be conducted in two phases – on February 28 and March 5. Counting of votes will be held on March 10.

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