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Manipur IED blast: Operation launched to nab attackers

Correspondent IMPHAL, Nov 14
Published on 14 Nov. 2017 11:41 PM IST
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Massive search operation has been launched in Chandel district headquarters in the aftermath of PLA’s IED attack that killed two Assam Rifles jawans and injured to six others.
Additional security force including state police commandos who rushed to the spot had already launched massive search operation to nab the culprit(s) behind the attack and if required, reinforcement will also be sent, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh said on Tuesday.
The chief minister was talking to reporters after paying tributes to the two soldiers killed in the rebels’ attack in Chandel district.
Singh who termed the attack as an act of cowardly people, said government will not tolerate such acts and appropriate action will be initiated against those who are responsible for the killing.
“We will not spare anyone who involved in the attack,” he said while asserting that combing operation to hunt out the attackers had already been started. 
He added that state police commando teams have been sent to assist the Assam Rifles in the operation.
“This violent incident has saddened the people of the state. I condemn it in the strongest term. The security personnel and Army are here to serve us and the nation. This type of killing is cowardly act,” he said.
Earlier, the chief minister led the people in paying last respect to the mortal remains of the two slain soldiers before taking to their native states for performing last rites.
Deputy chief minister Y Joykumar, MP (Rajya Sabha) Ksh Bhavananda Singh, Director General of Police LM Khaute, Deputy Commissioner of Chandel district, Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) Major General Virendra Singh and other top paramilitary officials took part in the wreaths laying and paying last salute to the fallen jawans. 
Two jawans of 18 battalion Assam Rifles and six others were injured in the IED blast triggered by a rebel group near Chandel district headquarters yesterday morning at around 6.15 am. 

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