An army jawan was killed and three others including a Junior Commanding Officer ( JCO) were injured in a powerful IED blast triggered by suspected militants in Manipur’s Indo-Myanmar border area of Moreh on Monday morning, officials said.
The deceased, identified as Rifleman Arjun (only first name disclosed), died in a hospital near here, sources said. The injured were air-lifted to an army hospital at Leimakhong near the State capital.
The blast that took place very close to the International border with Myanmar hit an army vehicle carrying the soldiers of the 165 Territorial Army on NH 102. According to reports, the foreign-made remote-controlled bomb exploded at Lokchao along the Trans Asian Highway 102 as the personnel of the 165 Territorial Army were passing by, the official said.
Top army and police officials have rushed to the area and launched a massive operation against the attackers.