One person arrested in connection with IED blast in Meghalaya

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Shillong, Jul 15 (PTI) One person was arrested on Thursday in connection with the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast at a police camp in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, an officer said.

'One person was arrested in the case for carrying out the subversive activity,' a senior district police officer told PTI.

The outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council has claimed responsibility for the blast. A case was registered at Khliehriat, the district headquarters town for the terror activity, he said.

An improvised explosive device that was retro-fitted in a 20 litre oil tin can and filled with pellets went up at around 1:40 am on Wednesday injuring a policeman and damaging some buildings at the reserve police line.

The banned rebel outfit the HNLC later issued a statement claiming responsibility for the IED blast. PTI JOP RG RG

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