|IEDs recovered, one held|
IMPHAL, Feb 15 - Personnel of the Thoubal Battalion of the 9 Sector Assam Rifles, along with those of the Somsai Battalion of the 10 Sector Assam Rifles and the police, nabbed a person and recovered a large number of IEDs and explosive materials from him at Ukhrul Bazaar on Thursday, a press release stated.
“Based on a specific input of likely transportation of some explosive materials into the Imphal Valley, the teams of Assam Rifles, along with the police, launched a specific search operation in the Ukhrul Bazaar area where they spotted the suspect suspiciously moving with a bag,” the Assam Rifles (South) PRO said in a press release.
“On checking the bag, the IEDs and explosive materials were recovered from one Yaoreipam Lashkar, a resident of Kamjong village. A total of three IEDs, including one ready to use and two unassembled IEDs, four detonators, one TNT slab and explosive powder in a large quantity were recovered from the apprehended individual.”
Stating that the IEDs were likely to be used against the security forces in Imphal, the release said that further interrogation is on.