Boy injured in IED blast near BSF camp

Imphal: A boy was injured in an IED blast near a BSF camp in Manipur's Imphal East district today. A police officer said the blast took place around 9 AM, injuring the boy who was playing nearby at Moirang Purel village.

The boy has been rushed to a hospital in Imphal, the officer said.

BSF and armed state police cordoned off the area.

On May 20 last, a Border Security Force (BSF) convoy on foot patrol was ambushed by militants armed with rocket launchers and sophisticated automatic weapons in Thoubal district of Manipur but there was no casualty.