IMPHAL, June 3 - Three Assam Rifles personnel were injured in an bomb attack along the road to Manipur�s border commercial town Moreh on Saturday.
The incident happened as a powerful bomb suspected to be an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded when a team of Assam Rifles jawans on road opening patrol, passed an area along the Imphal-Moreh road, about 95 km from here around 2.15 pm today, reports said.
The injured personnel identified as Subedar Sher Ram, Riflemen Sachin and Basumatary have been airlifted to the military hospital here for treatment. Additional security forces rushed to the area soon after the incident and conducted a search operation.
The incident occurred days after the State Government constituted a committee to study the recent increase in incidents of bomb blasts, ambush on security forces and killing of civilians in Moreh and nearby areas.
The seven member Committee headed by Additional DGP Pramod Asthana as chairman,will study the circumstances and reasons behind these incidences and recommend remedial measures. It is scheduled to submit its report within 15 days.