An army jawan killed, three others injured in powerful IED blast along Indo-Myanmar border

Hemanta Kumar Nath/ GNN-Liberia Reporter

Guwahati, May 8 : An army jawan was killed and three others including a Junior Commanding Officer ( JCO) were injured in a powerful IED blast triggered by suspected militants at Moreh in Manipur along the Indo-Myanmar border on Monday morning, officials said.

The blast took place very close to International border with Myanmar hit the vehicle, where the army personnel of the 165 Territorial Army were traveling.

According to the reports, the blast was triggered by the suspected militants using remote control when the army vehicle passing on the NH-102 at the area.

In the militant attack, four army personnel were critically injured and they had immediately rushed to an army hospital at Leimakhong.

The injured army personnel were identified as Sep Arjun, Nk Vareso, Sub Michandra and Sep Govind.

Meanwhile reports said that a army jawan has succumbed to his injuries at hospital.

Top army and police officials had rushed to the bordering area and launched massive operation against the attackers.

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