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Two Assam Rifles jawans killed, six injured in IED explosion

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

Two Rifles jawans were killed and six injured when a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) exploded early this morning at Chandel Town in Manipur's Chandel district, police said.

The IED exploded when an Rifles team was patrolling Maha Mani village of Chandel Town, about 64 km from the state capital.

One jawan died on the spot while seven others were injured in the blast. An injured jawan succumbed to injuries on way to hospital, the police said.

The deceased were identified as riflemen Indra Singh and Sohan Lan. The injured were N Shyam Kumar, S Sarkar, Tirendra Nath Das, Ram Govind Singh, Nirmal Roy and Lalnunpuia, they said.

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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 11:57 IST