Police and Assam Rifles personnel launched combing operations on Tuesday in the mountain areas of Ukhrul district bordering Myanmar following an attack by the People's Liberation Army.

Personnel of the Assam Rifles were taking the statue of Durga for immersion when a remote controlled bomb was detonated by the militants. Security measures were beefed up in all trouble prone areas.

The People's Liberation Army, the military wing of Revolutionary People's Front, a proscribed underground organisation has formally claimed responsibility for the blast.

PLA said that it was a part of the coordinated attacks against the security forces. Police sources said that there was no casualty in the blast. .

Meanwhile, personnel of 18 Sikh Regiment arrested an armed militant of the United National Liberation Front during a search operation at Mayang Imphal on Monday. One 7.56 mm pistol with ammunition was recovered from the arrested militant.