Guwahati (Northeast Herald) : At least three jawans were hurt when suspected militants detonated Improvised Explosive Device (IED) bomb in Ukhrul district of Manipur, police sources said today.
The incident took place inside a check-post manned by 27-Assam Rifles at Ramva village, few kilometres from Shangshak Police Station.
It is unclear whether militants have infiltrated the heavily guarded check-post to plant explosive. No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
Security sources said militants exploded the bomb at 7:27 AM on Friday. One Assam Rifles jawan was killed while two others were severely injured.
The injured personnel have been airlifted to Imphal for better treatment.
Manipur militant groups including RPF/PLA and UNLF recently claimed responsibility for several attacks inside Ukhrul district.
Police officials believed this attack may have been carried out by the same militants.
Reports said that Manipur valley based militants have close links with the Khaplang faction of National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-K). They also conducted several joint military operations against Indian security forces over the past three years.
Soon after NSCN(K) abrogated ceasefire agreement with the Indian government in 2015, the militant group and its allies were accused of attacking Indian Army along the international border with Myanmar.