Jawan injured in IED blast in Imphal

By PTI Published on Jul 19, 2018 01:05 PM IST

Imphal: A jawan of the Assam Rifles was injured in an IED blast in Manipur's Chandel district today, police said.

The incident occurred around 6 am under Molcham police station area, about three kilometres inside Manipur territory of the Indo-Myanmar border.

According to Superintendent of Police Angam Kamei, one rifleman of the 29 Assam Rifles suffered splinter injuries when a powerful improvised explosive device (IED), suspected to have been planted by militants, exploded while a foot patrol party was moving in the thick forest area.

The jawans retaliated with firing, but the militants managed to escape.

The injured jawan, Appu Barma, was air-lifted from the spot in a military chopper, the police said, adding a combing operation was launched in the area to nab the militants.