They, however, confirmed the death of the jawan in the blast.Following the incident, a massive operation was launched by the Assam Rifles troops around the jungles in the area but no one was pulled up.
The jawan, identified as Subhash Singh, died on the spot.Though a report said three personnel sustained injuries in the bomb attack , Assam Rifles officials said they did not receive any injury reports.
IMPHAL: An Assam Rifles jawan was killed on Monday when suspected militant cadres triggered an IED explosion at the remote Kamjong district bordering Myanmar, police said.The IED went off around 5 am near Kangpat village when the troops belonging the paramilitary force's 31st Battalion were on foot patrol.
The body will be deposited at the mortuary of an Imphal hospital for autopsy.Major rebels groups of the state which are fighting to restore Manipur 's independence, have been attacking security forces at various places of the state, including Imphal city on and off since the past few decades.
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