A day after the attack on an Assam Rifles convoy in which 7 people including a commanding officer, his wife and son died, police and security force personnel recovered a total of 20 rounds of M79 grenades in Manipur.

The operation was carried out jointly by the Phundrei Battalion of Assam Rifles and Manipur Police.

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The joint force recovered the grenades after busting a warlike store in the Kakching district, close to the Indo-Myanmar border.

The grenades, locally known as ‘Lathode bombs’, were found lying near a roadside at Yangbi Primary school under Hiyanglam police station in Kakching district.

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The grenades were hidden in a jute bag.

According to reports, the grenades were recovered on Saturday at around 6 pm.

Reports quoted police sources as saying that the grenades were safely disposed of by a team of Bomb Disposal Squad of Manipur Police.

The bomb squad disposed of the grenades on Sunday at around 8.05 am at Buffalo Farm Wabagai.

An Assam Rifles commanding officer along with his wife and son, and 3 other jawans were killed when their convoy was ambushed by militants in Manipur’s Churachandpur district on Friday.

The incident took place around 10 am near S Sehken village in the Singngat subdivision.

Col Viplav Tripathi, his wife and son died and 3 Assam Rifles jawans died on the spot while at least 6 Assam Rifles personnel were injured in the attack.

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