IMPHAL, May 4: Bomb experts of 27 AR safely disposed off an improvised explosive device (IED) weighing about 2 kg planted on the road stretch between Kakching Lamkhai and Khunou Tabi Ching along the Imphal-Moreh road under Thoubal district at around 7.55 a.m.
According to the police source, some children who are cowherds of Sora village came across the bomb and it was reported to the police.
Meanwhile, a press release from the PRO, IGAR (S) said that a remote controlled IED weighing approx 5kg was recovered by 27 Assam Rifles near Soura village on NH-102 at 6:30 pm on 03 May 2013. The release said that the IED was subsequently destroyed the next day by a Bomb Disposal Squad.
The release added that the 27 AR reached Soura village after locals informed about the suspected IED which was recovered by the AR personnel. Meanwhile, the locals of Soura village have condemned this shameful act and expressed their solidarity with Assam Rifles in its effort to bring normalcy in the area, the release added.