At least two jawans of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Manipur’s Kakching district on February 20 night.

The jawans were on poll duty in Manipur.

The incident occurred at around 9 pm near a pharmacy at Wangoo Lupa Marup on Imphal-Sugnu road. The area is about 45 kms from state capital Imphal.

Police said that the injured ITBP personnel were rushed to Jivan hospital.

An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) party along with a state police personnel were conducting an area domination patrol when the blast took place, reports said.

Meanwhile, security arrangement has been stepped up in the district following the IED blast.

Assembly elections in the Northeast state will be held in two phases on February 28 and March 5. Counting of votes will be held on March 10.

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About Hemanta Kr Nath


Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.


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