Five policemen and one civilian injured in an IED blast in Imphal, India


(FirstPost) – At least six persons, including five police commandos, were injured in a powerful IED blast at Imphal town of Manipur on Tuesday, police said. The blast occurred at Thangal Bazaar at 9.30 am.

Among those injured were additional superintendent of police (Operations) of Imphal West district, one sub-inspector (SI), two assistant SIs and a rifleman, a police officer said. A civilian was injured in the blast that also caused damage to some vehicles, he said.

The injured persons were rushed to a private hospital, the officer said, adding that the blast site has been cordoned off. Tuesday’s blast is the second in four days in Imphal. Three days earlier, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered by unidentified persons at Telipati area in the Imphal East district injured three BSF jawans.