Manipur- Army Jawan killed, 3 injured in IED Blast

Imphal

A Army Jawan Killed  while  three others were injured in a powerful IED blast near the international border in Manipur early on Monday morning, an official said.

The deceased, identified as Rifleman Arjun ,  died in a hospital near here, sources said. The injured personnel were identified as sepoy Arjun, naik Vaseso, subedar Michandra and sepoy Govind.

According to reports, the foreign-made remote-controlled bomb exploded at Lokchao along the Trans Asian Highway 102 as the personnel of the 165 Territorial Army were passing by, the official said.

The injured were air-lifted to an army hospital at Leimakhong near the state capital.

Meanwhile, Security forces, including the Army, Assam Rifles and Manipur police are carrying out massive combing operations to nab the militants inside the thick jungle and nearby areas.

The area is located 23 km from the Indo-Myanmar border and falls within limits of Moreh police station. No groups have claimed responsibility for the blast.