Manipur has witnessed 10 bomb blasts in past three months. Attacks, mostly attributed to local militants have left seven people, including security personnel and children, injured. Inspired by separatists’ motives, the blasts come at a time when Irom Sharmila ended her 16-year-long fast against Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts in the state.
Here is a look at recent incidents which have disrupted normal life in the Northeastern state
10 August 2016
A 7-year-old child was reportedly injured in a bomb blast that was targeted at a Border Security Force (BSF) camp in Manipur on Wednesday morning. The incident took place at Moirang Purel village near state capital Imphal.
Barely two hours later another bomb blast was reported outside Manipur University, though further details were yet to emerge. According to reports, authorities believe that the first blast was the handiwork of local militants of the region.
8 August 2016
On Monday, two BSF jawans were injured when three bombs exploded at Kangpokpi in Manipur's Senapati district. No organisation or individual claimed responsibility for the attack. Security was beefed up and extra forces were deployed in the state, especially in wake of Independence Day.
5 August 2016
A suspected IED blast took place near Manipur State Museum, near Imphal Polo Ground on August 5. One CRPF personnel and one boy were injured in the explosion. The CRPF personnel belonged to 109 Battalion Echo Company and was on a daily routine duty guarding Raj Bhavan.
20 July 2016
Three Assam Rifles personnel were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast at T Minou village near the Indo-Myanmar border July 20. The blast took place at 7.30 am, when the Assam Rifles personnel were on foot patrol in the vicinity of the village which has a large presence of underground outfits, a police officer said.
11 July 2016
Unidentified miscreants exploded a bomb in the headquarters of the hill district of Senapati in Manipur, the police said on July 11. The explosion took place on Sunday around 7.30 PM at a room of the Planning office located in the premises of the Deputy Commissioner’s office, a police officer said.
26 May 2016
A BSF jawan was on injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded at Moirangpurel, around 20 km from Imphal, police said. The incident occurred at around 4.30 PM when jawans of the Border Security Force (BSF) were on a patrol on foot.
15 May 2016
An employee of a two-wheeler retail outlet was injured after unidentified miscreants exploded an IED in the city's commercial hub. The blast occurred last night at Khoyathong locality in the Manipur capital, in front of the Honda Scooters outlet.