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IED blast near BSF camp in Manipur

IED blast near BSF camp in Manipur
Three suspects involved in IED blast near a BSF camp in Manipur on Saturday night arrested by security forces in follow up operation. (NP)
Correspondent IMPHAL, Mar 23 | Publish Date: 3/23/2020 9:48:58 AM IST

Three held with raw explosive in follow up operation 

In a swift action following an IED blast near a BSF camp in Manipur’s Thoubal district, the security forces arrested three individuals including a student leader suspected to be behind triggering the blast.

Suspected militants planted and exploded an IED near a camp of BSF at Wangjing Tekcham under Thoubal police station of Thoubal district on Sunday night at around 7.30 pm. No casualty was reported in the blast, police said. 

Three persons suspected to be involved in the blast were arrested by a combined force of state police commandos and BSF personnel last night itself, Thoubal SP Dr S Ibomcha Singh told reporters today.

He identified one of the arrested persons Md Iliyas Khan (22) of Sangaiyumpham part-I, an organisation secretary of Reformist Students’ Front (RSF).

The other two arrested were Phundreimayum Akram Hussain (22) of Sangaiyumpham part-I and Khumukcham Pradeep Luwang (33) of Kakching Khunou Thingnam Bokul Leikai.

SP said that the three were arrested during a search operation conducted last night immediately after the IED was triggered.

Seven detonators, explosive chemicals weighing 2.530 kg, one each of electronic circuit, multi-meter with wires, remote control device, dry battery (9 volt) and three mobile handsets were recovered during the search operation.

The items were recovered from the house of the student leader, the SP claimed.

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