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Published on Monday, 11 February 2013 17:00
Khasi Insurgents from the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) blew up a bridge in Tamu, the Myanmar border town with India on Thursday morning, the Information Ministry reported on its Website.
The UNLF is an insurgent group in the state of Manipur in the north-east of India. The UNLF aims to establish an independent socialist Manipur. It was founded on 24 November 1964.
The 240 feet long wooden Nanthalet creek bridge, located about 20 miles from Tamu Township in north-western Sagaing Region, was reportedly blasted by an explosive with the use of wires and the damage is expected to cost about 30 million kyats (US$35,000) the ministry stated. However, it did not report whether there was any causality.
At the scene, authorities found a 200 feet long wire and three pieces of paper reading 'May the UNLF long live. Kabaw Valley is only concerned with Manipur, not with Myanmar' written in English.
The blast was reportedly carried out in retaliation for the authorities' seizure of 96 kinds of assorted arms owned by the UNLF insurgents from a house in Sandaku Ward (3), Tamu Township on February 3.
The bridge is under repair by the staff from the Public Works under the Ministry of Construction the ministry's website reported.