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One killed in IED blast in Manipur

One person was killed in a powerful bomb blast, suspected to have been planted by unknown militants in Manipur capital on Sunday.

India TV News Desk, Imphal [Published on:20 Nov 2016, 11:20 AM IST]
IED blast, Manipur, Imphal, Assam Rifles, militant
Bomb was suspected to have been planted by unknown militants Photo:REPRESENTATION IMAGE

One person was killed in a powerful bomb blast, suspected to have been planted by unknown militants in Manipur capital on Sunday. 

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

(With PTI inputs)