GUWAHATI, Dec 12: On Tuesday, a significant improvised explosive device (IED) attack was prevented on National Highway 102 near Bongyang to Sinam village in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district, which borders Myanmar on the south.
An alert road opening party of the Assam Rifles saw a plastic bag holding three coils of wire, around thirty metres in length and bright red in colour, and 21 high-powered IEDs close Bongyang to Sinam hamlet, according to the security forces.
These IEDs were placed by the terrorists on the national highway that runs from Imphal to Moreh, the final border town between India and Myanmar in the Manipur region.
There had been a lot of military and civilian vehicles that traversed the area where the device was positioned.
A squad of bomb specialists from the state and central forces hastened to the scene as soon as word spread that the explosives had been successfully removed.
Sources further stated that the discovered things would thereafter be turned over to the closest police station for additional inquiry and possible legal action.
Notably, in order to bring peace back to this war-torn region, the Indian Army and state forces are still waging campaigns against militants in Manipur, carrying out operations to locate and destroy them.