One subedar and rifleman injured in AR convoy attack

IMPHAL, April 28: Two security personnel were wounded when an AR convoy was attacked with an IED being exploded today around 6.00 p.m. at Ngarian Muslim village five kilometres away north – west of Yairipok Police Station of Thoubal District

This is the second such major attack on security personnel after an earlier  attack on CRPF personnel near Sekmai Police Station and officials of State Public Works Department (PWD) escorted by 8th MR near Khudengtabi AR post along National Highway 2 on April 21.

According to a source, personnel of 40th AR posted at Andro were returning to their post in a Maruti Gypsy and a Truck with the truck at the rear when they were attacked with two improvised explosive Devices planted at the roadside being exploded consecutively. The explosions took place when the gypsy of the convoy went past the culvert on the edge of Ngarian Muslim village and when the truck at the rear reached the culvert .

The spot where the attack occurred is reportedly very near to the VDF post at the top of Ngaraian hill and os one kilometre away from Ngarain corner. The security personnel wounded by splinters of the bomb are identified as Subedar NN Pande (SS) of Uttarakhand and Rifleman Md. Zakir Hussain (36), of Tripura.

NN Pande was wounded by the splinter of the bomb in the leg while Md Zakir Hussain was injured on his hand. The two injured were rushed to the community health centre at Yairipok and treated for their injuries. However their condition were not critical and they were later taken to the Military Unit Hospital of Leimakhong after first aid was administered to them.

In the attack, the tyres of the truck of the AR personnel was punctured and the truck was damaged. On hearing the news about the incident, a police team led by Inspector Ranbir, officer-in-charge of Yairipok Police Station rushed to the scene of the incident and inspected the area. There is no report of arrest so far.

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