A bomb disposal squad member disposing of the IED in Thoubal district, Manipur
A bomb disposal squad member disposing of the IED in Thoubal district, Manipur|EastMojo image
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Manipur: IED weighing 8 kg detected along Imphal-Moreh highway

Timely recovery of bomb placed near a culvert in Thoubal district prevents major disaster, say security personnel

Ratan Saikhom

Imphal: A team of Assam Rifles personnel recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) weighing 8kg in Manipur’s Wangjing area along the Imphal-Moreh NH-102 on Thursday.

The IED was placed near a culvert with explosives carefully concealed in an aluminium vessel and dug underground among the foliage, as per reports.

The spot near a culvert along the Imphal-Moreh highway where the IED was placed
The spot near a culvert along the Imphal-Moreh highway where the IED was placed EastMojo image

Based on specific inputs, a joint team of the Thoubal Battalion of Assam Rifles and Khongjom police carried out intensive search around NH-102 between Khongjom and Wangjing and identified the site where the IED was placed.

To avert any tragedy, the road was closed for public and traffic was diverted. A bomb disposal team reached the site and retrieved the IED which was later destroyed in situ.

The timely action by the security personnel prevented a major disaster in Thoubal district and thwarted the nefarious designs of rebel groups aimed at disturbing the peace and tranquility in the region.

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