Manipur: Banned militant outfit claims responsibility for IED blast near Kakching
Guwahati: Two personnel of the border guarding force Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were injured in the recent blast in Manipur’s Kakching district.
Now, proscribed militant outfit People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak has claimed responsibility for the blast. The banned outfit, while taking responsibility for the attack, asserted that it was carried out in connection with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit on Tuesday.
Two ITBP jawans hailing from Uttarakhand were injured in the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast at the Wangoo Lupa Maroop area in the district on Sunday.
The explosion was triggered in connection with PM Modi’s visit to the poll-bound state, PREPAK said in a statement. PM Modi is set to address an election rally at Imphal on Tuesday.
The incident took place about 45 km from state capital Imphal at around 8 PM in the Wangoo Tera area of Kakching district.
It is important to note that the blast took place when an ITBP official along with state police personnel was conducting an area domination patrol. Constables Gaurav Rai and Girija Shankar were injured in the blast.