Manipur Blast: One Assam Rifles trooper killed, two others injured

From Hemanta Kumar Nath GNN-Liberia Correspondent

Guwahati, June 30 : An Assam Rifles trooper killed and two others injured when militants exploded a powerful bomb by using remote control in Manipur’s Ukhrul district along with the Myanmar border on Friday morning, officials said.

The incident took place at a security checking point of Ramva Assam Rifles under Shangshak police station in Ukhrul district at around 7-20 am.

In the explosion Rifleman Biju Sorubuwar was killed on spot and two others injured.

The injured were identified as Havildar Yash Pal Singh hailing from Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir and Rifleman Nihar Ranjan Das from Kendra Para district of Odisha and they were immediately airlifted to a military hospital at Leimakhong near Imphal.

Meanwhile, no insurgent group has claimed responsibility.

The dead trooper hailing from Lathow No – 1 village under Naoboicha police station in Assam’s Lakhimpur district.

Top police and army officials with additional forces had rushed to the area to hunt the attackers.

But a top official of Manipur police said that, the militants might have escaped to their camps into Myanmar.

Meanwhile, security measures have been beefed up in the area following the explosion.

It is fifth militants attack on security forces in the north eastern Indian state since May last.

On June 15, one Assam Rifles trooper was martyred and four others wounded in a powerful explosion triggered by the suspected militants in Ukhrul district.

Militants attacked on a petrol party of the para-military force with a remote control bomb blast when the team returned to their Kasom post near Hundung in the bordering district with Myanmar.

In the militants’ attack five Assam Rifles personnel were injured and they were airlifted to the militanry hospital at Leimakhong near Imphal, where an Assam Rifles trooper succumbed his injuries and he was identified as Havildar Lohit Gogoi.

On June 3, three security personnel including a Junior Commanding Officer (JCO) of Assam Rifles were injured in a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion at the junction of H Mongjang village near Khudengthabi along the National Highway 102 in Imphal-Moreh road.

On May 19, at least four Manipur police commandos and Manipur Rifles jawan were injured in an powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered by suspected militants in Manipur’s Chandel district.

The explosion took place between Kwatha and Khudentabi area on Imphal-Moreh road, some 10 kms from the Indo-Myanmar bordering town Moreh, when two vehicles of Manipur police commandos and Manipur Rifles jawan escorted Parliamentary Secretary (Home) of Manipur state government L Susindro Meitei returning from Kwatha.

On May 8, an army jawan was killed and three others including a Junior Commanding Officer ( JCO) were injured in a powerful IED blast at Moreh in Manipur along the Indo-Myanmar border.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.