Manipur Election 2017: Poll staff, Assam Rifles trooper injured in two blasts; ex-minister's house attacked

Imphal: One Assam Rifles jawan and one polling personnel got injured in two separate IED blasts in Manipur's Ukhrul district.

Sources said the two IEDs blasts went off in a span of half an hour from each other at two different places in Ukhrul district. One blast took place at about 3.15 pm targeting the troops of 31 Assam Rifles about 3km away from Aishi village under Kamjong police station. One rifleman identified as R Vasnet of 'D' Coy was injured on his right leg in the incident.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The second blast took place at about 4 pm near polling station 43/49 at Ashang Khullen under Kamjong police station. It is learnt that one civilian on election duty got a minor injury due to the blast. The blast is suspected to be carried out by Naga outfit, a source said.

Meanwhile, tension erupted in Churachandpur district due to political rivalries between former minister Phungjathang Tonsing and his rival candidate.

On Tuesday, some supporters of the rival candidate attacked the house of Phungjathang in Churachandpur town. Getting information of the mob, police rushed to the spot and controlled the situation.

Two persons were seriously injured after the mob allegedly beat them up in front of the gate of Phungzathang's house. It is reported that the mob attacked Phungzathang's house for allegedly abducting a woman by former's supporters.


Updated Date: Mar 07, 2017 21:23 PM

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