A powerful bomb, planted under a tractor, was found by locals at the Indo-Myanmar border town of Moreh in Manipur, an official said.
“The bomb was detected at 10.30 am at Moreh Bazar Ward number 6 locality, some 200 metres from Moreh Police Station in Tengnoupal district, following which the law enforcers were informed,” a senior police officer told PTI.
According to police report, normal commercial activities between the two neighbouring countries were disturbed for few hours following the recovery of explosive devices in the area.
The police rushed to the border town and cordoned off the area before it safely defused the rocket propeller bomb in safer place, they said.
“We safely defused the bomb at around 2.45 pm at Holenphai area, 3 km from the site where it was found,” police said.
Normal trade and commerce between the two countries, which was halted for few hours, resumed after the bomb disposal operation, the police officer said.
Citizens of both countries are allowed to cross the border for commercial activities from 7 am to 4 pm, the officials said.
Moreh town, which is located 110 km from Manipur’s capital Imphal and Tamu, located in Sagaing in northwest Myanmar have historically been connected by the umbilical cord for commerce.
(With PTI inputs)