In IED blast in Kwatka 2 dead, 4 injured, unrivaled firing continues

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In IED blast in Kwatka 2 dead, 4 injured, unrivaled firing continues

Manipur: On June 21, unprovoked firing continued from Manipur’s Urangpat, with an IED blast reported on a bridge near Ward No. 9 south of Kwatka.
Around 7.15 pm, an IED exploded in a vehicle, probably a Mahindra Scorpio, on a bridge near Ward No. 9, south of Kwakta. In Kwatka, Bishnupur district, two people were killed and four injured, though official confirmation of the death toll is still awaited.
According to sources, a Scorpio was parked on top of a bridge, and a few passers-by saw the driver getting out of the vehicle.
However, at around 5.45 pm automatic small arms fire was heard near Urangpat north of YKPI in Imphal East. According to sources, the situation has been brought under control.
According to a source, the Meira Paibis continue to block the Sawonbung-YKPI road axis at several places across Imphal West.
According to sources, around 5 pm on June 21, firing was carried out towards N Boljang village, south of Kanchup in Imphal West, when troops of Assam Rifles retaliated and brought the situation under control.

Meanwhile, the security forces are continuing to fire intermittently in sensitive areas.
According to sources, on June 21, a new firing incident took place in Kangpokpi district.

According to sources, the miscreants attacked Tangnam village, formerly known as Haraothel, under Kangchup Geljang Sub-division in Setu Assembly Constituency of Kangpokpi District around 6:00 pm on June 21.
After just one-and-a-half hours of gunfire in Tangnom, the miscreants attacked another Kuki village, Mongneljang, in Saikul Sub-division, Kongpokpi District, around 7:30 p.m.

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