India: IED found planted in Manipur

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was recovered by the security forces in Manipur. The IED was recovered in separate counter-insurgency operations on Monday. Two militants were arrested with arms in different parts of Manipur. The IED was recovered amidst the tight security deployment in the state, ahead of the visit of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah. He is to visit the state on December 27.

The IED was recovered o Monday morning from the Imphal Est district’s Kongba Bazaar. It was recovered during a cordon and search operation, which was jointly conducted by a team consisting of 30 and 16 Assam Rifles, and Imphal East district police.

The device was planted by the side of the road. It was defused by a team of bomb disposal squad around 11 AM. The Superintendent of Police of Imphal East district, Jogeshchandra Haobijam said that the search operations in the district will be intensified to put a stop to any such unwanted events.

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Source: The Sentinel