Nov 12, 2012, 07.26 PM IST | Source: PTI

Powerful IED recovered from Manipur road

Powerful IED recovered from Manipur road

Imphal, Nov 12 (PTI) A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED), suspected to have been planted by militants, was recovered today from a road in interior Thoubal district of Manipur by para-miltary forces, official sources said. A boy playing in the area detected a suspicious object, weighing more than 3.50 kg, and informed others who reported the matter to the nearby Assam Rifles personnel of 28th battalion post at Tairen Makhong. The IED was later defused by experts. A remote-controlled device was also fixed with the explosive which was planted by suspected militants to attack security personnel passing through the area, the sources said. PTI TP PR PMS

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