UNLF claims responsibility for Imphal blast

Imphal: The proscribed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) has claimed responsibility for the bomb blast that occurred on Wednesday, close to a transit camp of Assam Rifles (AR), which left one AR jawan dead.

Assam Rifles personnel. Representational image. AFP.

Assam Rifles personnel. Representational image. AFP.

In a statement issued to the media on Thursday night, the outfit said its activists triggered the explosion.

The blast had claimed the life of the security personnel and caused injuries to three others, the police officer said.

The AR personnel were on foot patrol at a site located at Ragailong Khuman Lampak Stadium road.

The three injured were identified as Himansu Devnath (31) of West Bengal, K Rameshwor (32) of Manipur and Manish Kumar (28) of Bihar.

The jawan, who succumbed to injuries at a private hospital here on that evening, has been identified as Gukulchand Yadav (32) of Rajasthan, the officer said.

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Updated Date: Apr 15, 2016 13:11:07 IST

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