IMPHAL, July 19 - A jawan of Assam Rifles was injured in an IED blast in Manipur�s Chandel district today, police said.
The incident occurred around 6 am under Molcham police station area, about three km inside Manipur territory of Indo-Myanmar border.
According to Police, one rifleman of 29 Assam Rifles suffered splinter injuries when a powerful improvised explosive device (IED), suspected to have been planted by militants, exploded while a foot patrol party was moving in the thick forest area. The jawans retaliated with firing, but the militants managed to escape.
The injured jawan, Appu Barma, was air-lifted from the spot in a military chopper, the police said, adding a combing operation was launched in the area to nab the militants. � PTI