Bomb blast in Imphal; hotel boy injured

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Imphal: A boy sustained minor injuries when a bomb suspected to have been planted by underground activists exploded at Wangkhei area in Imphal East on Thursday evening, police said on Friday.

The bomb went off at a place, around 50 meters from Wangkhei Higher Secondary School under Porompat police station of Imphal East district on January 26, around 6.15 pm.

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The boy identified as Mang who is working at a hotel nearby sustained minor injuries by the impact of the blast. He was immediately rushed to JNIMS hospital, Imphal and discharged after medical treatment, the police added.

It can also be recalled here that there was an explosion amid enhanced security measures on the eve of Republic Day celebration in Ukhrul district headquarters in Manipur injuring four people including two women.

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The police suspected a hand grenade that exploded at Gandhi Circle of Ukhrul district on Wednesday, around 5.15 pm.

The bomb went off inside the premises of the Gandhi statue that injured four persons including two women who were nearby the blast site. They sustained splinter injuries.

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