Imphal (Manipur), Jan 23 : An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded on Thursday in the wee hours around 4.55 AM in Nagamapal RIMS road in Imphal West.
According to reports available,, the explosion was the handiwork of an unknown militant group .
The blast occurred near a clothes shop on RIMS road situated close to Lamphel police station in Imphal West district.
The explosion was to create a fear psychosis ahead of the upcoming Republic Day celebrations.
This comes days after troops of Assam Rifles along with police apprehended two underground cadres of the United Tribal Liberation Army (UTLA) from Manipur’s Imphal.
Both apprehended underground cadres have been handed over to the police for further investigation, Eastern Command said on Monday.
“Troops of #AssamRifles in an #Op with Police apprehended 2 Underground (UG) cadres of United Tribal Liberation Army from Imphal, Manipur on 19 Jan.
Those apprehended have been handed over to the police for further investigations,” Eastern Command had said in a tweet.
A minor girl has been injured by the broken glass in the explosion.