Triple Blasts In Manipur, One Killed


Imphal: One person was killed and two CRPF jawans were injured in three blasts in Imphal.

A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off at Chingamathak area in Imphal West district, few metres away from an Assam Rifles camp, in Manipur on Sunday morning, police said.

The blast occurred at 8:10 am and the IED is suspected to have been planted by unknown militants, a senior police officer said. The deceased Binod Roy, stated to be a non-Manipuri, was en route to his iron and cement store when he fell victim to the explosion nearby, the officer said.

The site of the blast is few metres away from an Assam Rifles camp, the officer said, adding that the personnel rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area.The spokesman of the Assam Rifles said no jawan was injured in the blast.

Another explosion took place around 5 pm at BT Road near M-sector, a few meters away from the camp of the Assam Rifles.

About 10 minutes later, the third blast occurred within the All India Radio complex injuring two CRPF jawan, police officers said.

The explosions took place ahead of the 10-day long Sangai festival in the state capital from Monday.