Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 8, 2018: Two BJF Jawans were killed and three civilians including two women were injured when a powerful bomb blasted at a grocery shop towards the south of the 49 BSF camp at Koirengei in Imphal West on Wednesday afternoon.
The blast site is about 100 metres away from Manipur Public school. It would less than a kilometre from the resident of the Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh.
The deceased Jawans were identified as N. Ningthouba Meitei, 30 and Sanjay Tirkey, 28. Rifleman. They were succumbed to injuries while on the way to hospital.
The three civilians who sustained injury are identified as M. Premlata, 40, Heisnam Mobi, 35 and bindiya Thakuri, 19.
Premlata is the owner of the grocery shop where the blast took place. She was in critical condition and admitted at Raj Medicity, a private hospital in Imphal.
Movi is the school van driver of Manipur Public school. He is from Maiba Khul, Imphal East. He was also admitted at the same hospital.
Diviya is a resident at Koirengei. She received a minor injury.
Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh visited the hospital where the injured civilians were admitted. “What do they actually want? The government will not remain as a silent spectator when they continue to attempt to kill and attack by blasting bombs. The government will activate the police and commandoes. I strongly condemn it. The state has laws, I will hunt them”, said the chief minister. He said I will check if there were any lapses from the security side.
Biren also visited the mortuary of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences where the bodies of the deceased Jawans were deposited.