Imphal, Feb 11 (IANS) A bomb containing one kg RDX was Monday defused in Manipur, an Assam Rifles official said.
The remote-controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED), recovered in Imphal East district, consisted of one kg RDX, 1.5 kg of nails, nuts and bolts and an electronic circuit, an Assam Rifles official told IANS.
"Had a good civilian (whose identity was withheld) not informed us about a suspicious object lying on the road, it would have killed innocent people," the official said.
The troopers sanitised the area and the bomb disposal team later defused the explosive, he said.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the rebels planted the IED to attack security forces. No arrests have been made, but a manhunt is on to nab the rebels, police said.
There are more than 20 rebel outfits in Manipur with demands ranging from secession to greater autonomy for the state.