IMPHAL, Sept 20 - A huge Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that was readied to be exploded in Manipur on the �raising day� of People�s Liberation Army (PLA) exploded accidentally at the PLA camp in Indo-Myanmar border and killed three PLA cadres on September 18, the Assam Rifles said.
�A huge blast was heard by the villagers of the bordering belt of Kamjong district on September 18 from across the Indo-Myanmar border,� said the Assam Rifles. It also said that the blast took place in the PLA camp from across the border in Aungjiya village at around 9.30 pm. �Sources have reported that the blast has claimed lives of three PLA men, namely, Mangba, Shyam Singh and Nandu, and inflicted grave injuries on two others,� the Assam Rifles added.
Quoting locals, the Assam Rifles said that some cadres of PLA had been preparing a huge IED to cause maximum damage inside Manipur in the run-up to their �raising day� on September 25.
The next day, the Assam Rifles in Kamjong district recovered a huge remote controlled IED weighing about 8 kg.