Assam Rifles foils terrorist strike

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Imphal: ​Shangshak battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) in a joint operation with Manipur Police foiled a major terrorist strike by recovering a Improvised Explosive Device(IED) near border village K Asang Khullen, Kamjong district on Thursday.

​Based on specific inputs, troops of Assam Rifles along with Manipur Police launched an operation which led to timely identification and disarming of the IED by bomb disposal sqaud. The IED was meant to target the movement of local populace as well as the security forces and officials deployed on assembly elections duty, the Assam Rifles said.

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​After sanitisation of the area, the recovered IED was destroyed on the spot itself for ensuring security in the area and prevention of any loss to life or property, it added.

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