Assam Rifles personnel were attacked by people suspected to be militants along the Manipur-Myanmar border on Friday morning at the village of Kuki. None of the personnel were injured. Sources said the incident took place at 8:50 am on T-Minou Kuki village, 2 km away from the headquarters of 9 Assam Rifles located near the international gate at Moreh.

The powerful foreign made bomb was detonated by a remote control when some personnel were passing by. One water tanker was hit by the shrapnel. The Assam Rifles personnel were escorting the water tanker from a facility there.

Additional forces rushed there for launching a combing operation. However, it drew a blank since it was believed that the militants had escaped to their hideouts by merely crossing the international border.

Vigilance has been stepped up and the international border has been sealed off to check movement of the insurgents. Until now, no organisation had claimed responsibility for Friday’s attack.