Ahead of chief minister N Biren Singh's visit to Ukhrul on Tuesday, Assam Rifles personnel on Saturday detected an IED near the Tangkhul Naga-dominated town.
Personnel of the force sighted the bomb planted at a culvert around 10 am, a source said, adding that explosive experts from the paramilitary force rushed in before long. They retrieved the IED and safely detonated it at a place nearby, added the source.
Security has been beefed up in and around the are. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the incident till the time of filing this report.
Source: TOI-TheTimesOfIndia (TNN)