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Manipur: Militants Explode Two Bombs; Two Villagers Killed in Cross-Fire

Source: | Monday, May 1, 2017

April 29, 2017: Security personnel, including those of the Border Security Force (BSF), escaped bomb attacks by militants in Manipur on Saturday morning. There were no casualties.

At 7 a.m. some unidentified militants exploded a bomb near Nongren village near a BSF camp in Imphal east district. Though the BSF personnel swung into action, no militants were nabbed. A combing operation was launched by the state and central forces. No militant outfit has taken responsibility for the attack.

In another incident, one bomb was exploded near Silshi village near the Behang boundary pillar in Churachandpur district. Again there was no casualty. The police said that additional forces had been rushed to the area. Police believe that after the Behang attack the militants escaped into Ďno manís landí.

Meanwhile, two villagers in Manipurís Churachandpur district were killed in cross-fire when militants ambushed security personnel near the international border on Saturday, police said.

The militants also kidnapped four workers from the spot in Behang, a tribal village. The security personnel were escorting a water tanker for the camp. The militants opened fire at the security personnel who retaliated. The two tribal villagers were strolling there when they were caught in the cross-fire.

Additional forces have been rushed from the district headquarters. However there is no report of any arrest so far. Police said that one IED had been exploded there on Friday. However there was no casualty.


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