BSF camp targeted in Imphal, three civilians injured

A powerful blast triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device allegedly targeting a BSF camp near Imphal in Manipur took place on Wednesday.

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Aug 10, 2016, 11:01 AM IST
BSF camp targeted in Imphal, three civilians injured

Imphal: A powerful blast triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device allegedly targeting a BSF camp near Imphal in Manipur took place on Wednesday.

No casualties were reported in the blast in Moirang Purel village near Imphal.

Three civilians, including a seven-year-old child, were reportedly injured.

The incident comes a day after Manipuri activist Irom Charu Sharmila ended her 16-year long fast, which she began to protest against the Armed Forces (Special Powers Act).

 

 

The controversial act gives the armed forces extraordinary powers in 'disturbed' regions, including immunity from legal action.

The AFSPA is in force in all parts of Manipur except in seven Imphal districts. The state has often been used as a transit route by terrorist outfits based in Myamar.

With inputs from ANI