One dead in Imphal as series of IED attacks continue
Police speculates that the blast may be part of the series of attacks on security person by rebel outfits
Rebels have hit in Manipur’s capital Imphal once again on 12 November Monday evening in which one civilian was killed and one was seriously injured.
A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion took place near the Tiddim Ground in the outskirts of Imphal. Eyewitnesses claimed that the IED which was rigged in a pile of garbage near the Imphal College main gate exploded at around 5:15 pm killing 40-year-old Aleen Kom and seriously injuring Chongpu Kom, both hailing from Sagang Village in Bishnupur District.
According to the family members, Aleen was residing in a rented apartment at Sangaiprou in Imphal, was working as a mason and was the sole bread-earner of his family of 3 children and wife.
Monday's bomb explosion is the 5th roadside bomb attack along the Tiddim Road since September this year. While police is speculating that Monday’s attack may be part of the series of bomb attacks on security person by few valley based rebel outfits that have come under a common platform called CorCom, no rebel groups of Manipur has yet claimed responsibility for the blast. The series of explosions have claimed seven lives since September.
With inputs from RK Suresh in Imphal
Ratnadip Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent with Tehelka.
RK Suresh is a freelancer based in Imphal