A child was injured in an IED explosion near a BSF camp while a low-intensity blast caused panic near the Manipur University gate in Imphal East and Imphal West districts respectively.

A senior police officer said a suspected Improvised Explosive Device went off at about 9 AM near a BSF camp at Moirangpurel area, injuring a seven-year-old girl Tinoi in Imphal East district.

In the second blast near Leisang Hiden Lake, about 200 metres from Manipur University gate, a low-intensity IED blast caused panic in the area at around 12:35 PM. However, there were no reports of injuries or casualties, a police officer of Imphal West district said.

Representational image | Source: BSF

The two blasts come at a time when security forces have stepped up vigil ahead of Independence Day.

Underground outfits operating in the entire northeast have given a call for boycotting Independence Day celebrations, said an officer of the state home department.

Last week, two BSF personnel were injured at Kangpokpi area in Senapati district.