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MANIPUR: BOMB EXPERT NABBED BY SECURITY FORCES

MANIPUR: BOMB EXPERT NABBED BY SECURITY FORCES

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A bomb expert belonging to the proscribed outfit People's Liberation Army (PLA) was nabbed by security forces from Kamjong district in Manipur. The man was arrested while he was trying to contact an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) courier. The courier smuggled an explosive consignment from neighbouring Myanmar. The man held by a combined team of Assam Rifles and state police commandos is an expert in handling IEDs. He has been working for the outfit since 2002 and "is a close aide of many self styled commanders of the prescribed group.

Preliminary investigation revealed that he had confessed to his involvement in preparing IEDs for targeting security forces four times in the past.