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Security steps up in Moreh following two bomb blasts


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Police at the site of the bomb blast in Moreh Town on October 7. (NNN Photo)

 

Newmai News Network

Imphal | October 8

 

Security in Moreh has been tightened up following two bomb blasts in the past three days in the border town of Manipur located at the Indo-Myanmar border.

 

The latest bomb blast occurred in Moreh on the night of October 7. The bomb went off in the roadside near the official quarters of Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau (SIB) at Moreh ward no. 8. No casualty was reported in the blast that occurred around 9 pm.

 

Monday’s blast was the second reported in the border town in last three days. On Saturday night, a similar bomb was triggered by miscreants near the Moreh police station. No casualty was reported in the explosion that took place near wall on the western side of the police station, around 10 pm on October 5.

 

Regarding the October 7 incident, police and Assam Rifles personnel in the border town, who rushed to the spot soon after the blast, suspected that the blast was similar to that of the October 5 night. They found no splinter in both the blast suggesting that the miscreants suspected to be militants used bombs with no splinter in both the incidents.

 

Following the blasts, police and Assam Rifles deploying in the border town stepped up security measures in the town.

 

Besides an intensified checking to the vehicles crossing the Indo-Myanmar gates, troops of Assam Rifles also intensified frisking and checking at unofficial border gates.

 

Not only frisking and checking of people coming to Moreh crossing the international border, the troops conducted thorough search to the goods they were carrying, reports said.

 

However, no restriction was given to the movements of people across the border, it added.

 

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