Blast at Manipur-bound truck

SILCHAR, Oct 23: A blast in the midnight rocked the Fulertol-Chripul area in Lakhipur borderingManipur on NH 53 and another powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found from the same place on Sunday morning. Experts from Army's 11 Field Regiment at Labok destroyed the bomb which was identified as an IED. Sources said, a huge number of Imphal-bound loaded trucks were stranded in Fulertol area as they could not enter the economic blockade State. At around 12.30 at night on Saturday, there was blast near Sontosh Gas Corner. The explosive was planted beneath a truck carrying poultry items. The truck was badly damaged.
Timely operation by fire brigade did help to avert a major accident in the area. On Sunday morning local people first noticed a gunny bag and suspected to be a bomb, informed the police. Later the Army was called and they defused the IED at around 12.30 noon. Till the filing of this report no outfit had claimed responsibility. However it was assumed that the miscreants tried to terrorize the truck drivers. (Sentinelassam)

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