An IED suspected to have been dropped from a drone by Kuki militants was found at Oksongbung Makha Leikai near Hotel Elegance under Moirang Police Station in Bishnupur district on Tuesday.
According to sources, the bomb was discovered in the said area on Tuesday morning. Fortunately, the explosive did not detonate. This would be the first reported case of such a kind of drone warfare if the explosive was indeed dropped by a drone.
However, there was no eyewitness account to confirm if an attack was carried out using drones. Upon receiving information, the CID (Technical) Bomb Disposal Squad rushed and inspected the device.
Later, the bomb was safely defused at Tronglaobi Mamang Paddy field around 12:28 pm. Meanwhile, intermittent firing was reported at Naranseina Maning under Moirang Police Station in Bishnupur district on Tuesday.
According to sources, suspected Kuki militants continued to attack the second IRB Headquarters located in the area from morning till late afternoon.
The IRB personnel also retaliated but did not engage in a heavy exchange of fire with the militants. Similar attacks were also reported in the district’s Thamnapokpi Maning and Ngangkha Leikai areas.
However, there are no confirmed reports of casualties till the time of filing this report.