From our Special Correspondent
IMPHAL, July 22: The insurgents of Manipur have once again started launching attacks against the security forces after a brief lull. In the latest attack, a powerful bomb exploded in between two speeding vehicles on Saturday evening. However, no casualty was reported.
Police reports said that the bomb exploded at 4:40 pm at Awang Khunnou Salang Sabal, along the National Highway-37. Personnel of 28 Assam Rifles were returning to their camp at Keithelmanbi from Imphal. One mini truck was ahead of the jeep in which one officer was travelling. Once the mini truck crossed the road, the bomb was detonated. Luckily for the personnel, the bomb exploded in between the two vehicles and there was no casualty. Eye witnesses said that the two vehicles sped away without stopping. The bomb was planted at the roadside and formed a crater of four feet diameter. On receipt of information, police commandos from Imphal rushed to the site. However, nobody could be arrested. An FIR has been registered in this regard. A source said that the bomb could have been detonated by the People’s Liberation Army, the military wing of the Revolutionary People’s Front. Police fear that this blast is just the beginning and they expect more violent incidents in the coming days.