Three explosions rocked Imphal West and Bishnupur districts on Tuesday morning. There were no casualties.

The police suspect the hand of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the armed wing of the Revolutionary People’s Front, since the insurgent group is celebrating its foundation day.

On Monday, the PLA exploded a bomb at Andro, in Imphal East, though the police commandos targeted escaped unhurt.

Police and security personnel have arrested 10 persons, including three women, in connection with the explosions.

On Tuesday, the first blast took place early in the morning near the boundary wall of M-sector, the army administrative office in Imphal adjacent to the Raj Bhavan.

Security sidestepped

Despite being heavily guarded by armed personnel round the clock, suspected insurgents sneaked into the area and planted the bomb, which was later triggered with a remote-control device.

The second explosion took place at Khwairakpan Lamkhai in Bishnupur district, near the gate of 6/8 Gorkha Regiment, while the third took place at Moidangpok in Imphal West district.

The PLA and the Manipur People’s Army, the military wing of the United National Liberation Front, have continuously targeted security personnel since September 5. One Assam Rifles personnel was killed and some others, including a civilian, were wounded on September 8.

The insurgent groups had advised people to stay away from security personnel, who they said could be attacked at will, any time, any place.