Assam Rifles foils terrorist nexus, seizes explosive devices at Indo-Myanmar border

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Imphal: Moreh battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (S) ‘in a major success foiled terrorist nexus’ by seizing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and explosive material in the Indo-Myanmar border town Moreh in Manipur on Wednesday.

In the run up to the Assembly Elections in Manipur and associated high threat of terrorist attacks from Indian terrorist groups based in Myanmar, Assam Rifles has been proactively dominating the Indo-Myanmar border.

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On the day specific intelligence inputs were received and an operation was launched by Assam Rifles troops near Betuk village along the border. The troops observed an individual moving on a foreign origin motorcycle entering India from Myanmar carrying a suspicious wooden box. On being challenged by the troops, the suspect dropped the wooden box and fled back to Myanmar, the Assam Rifles said on Thursday.

On examining the wooden box, six IEDs with cortex and electric wire were recovered. It is assessed that the IEDs were meant to disrupt the election process in the Manipur, it added.

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The seized items were handed over to Moreh Police for further investigation, it said.

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