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Five injured in Imphal IED blast

Correspondent IMPHAL, Jul 17
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Published on 18 Jul. 2017 12:35 AM IST
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Five persons including an Assam Rifle jawan were Monday injured when a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded at Khurai Ahongei in Imphal East district. 
The IED suspected to have been planted by militant on the roadside went off around 11.45 am while a convoy of three vehicles of the Assam Rifles was crossing the area.
The injured Assam Rifle soldier identified as FL Willington Kom of Sagang village of Bishnupur district was hit by splinters. 
The four injured civilians were identified as Wangkheimayum Ibomcha Singh (50), RK Amushang Meitei (43), Md Ahmed khan (43) and Md Sahid Khan (35). 
The injured persons were admitted at JNIMS hospital and later discharged after administering first aids. 
The impact of the blast also damaged two cars. 
Police suspect the IED was fitted on a two-inch mortar and triggered using a remote control device. A remote control device was recovered from nearby the blast site.
A team of police officials led by Imphal East police SP K Kabib accompanied by forensic experts of the state police and personnel of the state police bomb detection and disposal squad rushed to the spot and conducted a spot inquiry.
The remote control device was found by the team near a drain in front of a shop around 100 meters away from the blast site. 

 
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