Wednesday, November 21, 2007

All India Radio transmission centre attacked in Manipur

19 Nov 2007, 1702 hrs IST,PTI

IMPHAL: Suspected militants attacked an All India Radio transmission centre in Manipur and exchanged fire with CRPF* personnel guarding the facility but there was no casualty, officials said on Monday.

The militants lobbed a 'lethod bomb' and fired at the CRPF personnel at interior Mayang Imphal area late Sunday night. The security men also returned the fire. However, no casualty was reported, the officials said. The unexploded bomb was recovered from the site of the security post and was later defused by experts.

In another incident, militants fired at a convoy of Assam Rifles personnel on Sunday at Ishika Pat under Lamlai police station in Imphal East district. The AR men also retaliated, but there was no casualty.

* Central Reserve Police Force
(Source: Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi)