Armed forces

Two Assam Rifles Jawans Killed, Six Injured in IED Blast in Manipur

File photo of Assam Rifles jawans. Credit: PTI

File photo of Assam Rifles jawans. Credit: PTI

Imphal: Two Assam Rifles jawans were killed and six injured when a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) exploded early this morning (November 13) 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 his injuries on way to the 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, the police said.