Shillong, April 22: Five policemen were injured in a bomb blast triggered by the militants in Meghalaya late Tuesday night, police said on Wednesday.
The incident took place in South Garo Hills district and the injured policemen have been admitted to hospital.
"GNLA (Garo National Liberation Army) militants planted a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) by the roadside in Jadigittim area injuring five policemen and damaging a police vehicle," district police chief Lakardor Syiem told. [Belur Math blast: What was the intention?]
He said the policemen were attacked after dropping the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers, who are engaged in counter-insurgency operation in Garo Hills.
"We have launched an operation in the area to flush out GNLA militants hiding in the area," Syiem said.