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Blast in Manipur, three held

 Imphal, Sept 25 (IANS): Security forces in Manipur had another close shave on Monday when rebels of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) triggered a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) blast, police said.


No one was injured. But a vehicle carrying the security forces was partly damaged by the splinters of the IED, Kamei Angam Romanus, the district police chief of Imphal East said.

The blast occurred at Andro village in Manipur's Imphal East district during the combing operation launched by the Manipur police commandos and Assam Rifles troopers against the PLA rebels hiding in the area.

During the combing operation, Romanus said, three Revolutionary People's Front (RPF) activists were also nabbed by the security forces in Andro area.

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