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Manipur: 2 Assam Rifles jawans killed, 6 injured in IED explosion

PTI
Published : Nov 13, 2017, 11:49 am IST
Updated : Nov 13, 2017, 1:27 pm IST

The jawans were patrolling when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near their camp this morning, the police said.

Two Assam Rifles jawans were killed and four injured in a blast at Chandel town of Manipur. (Representational Image)
 Two Assam Rifles jawans were killed and four injured in a blast at Chandel town of Manipur. (Representational Image)

Imphal: Two Assam Rifles jawans were killed and six injured when a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) exploded early Monday morning at Chandel Town in Manipur's Chandel district, police said.

The IED exploded when an Assam Rifles team was patrolling Maha Mani village of Chandel Town, about 64 km from the state capital.

One jawan died on the spot while seven others were injured in the blast. An injured jawan succumbed to injuries on way to hospital, the police said.

The deceased were identified as riflemen Indra Singh and Sohan Lan. The injured were N Shyam Kumar, S Sarkar, Tirendra Nath Das, Ram Govind Singh, Nirmal Roy and Lalnunpuia, they said.

Tags: assam rifles jawans, ied explosion, jawans injured
Location: India, Manipur, Imphal