Imphal: Suspected militants triggered yet
another blast in poll-bound Manipur when a powerful bomb
exploded at Singjamei Kakwa bazar area in Imphal West district
Official sources said the bomb, planted by some
unidentified person at the Kakwa bazar area, went off
triggering panic but there was no casualty.
Today`s blast took place barely three days after a bomb
exploded outside the residence of Manipur Assembly Speaker I
Hemachandra Singh at Singemei in Imphal West district killing
one passer-by but no one was hurt.
On January 10, at least seven persons were injured in a
blast at Thangmeiband area in Imphal West district in the
state where assembly polls will be held on January 28.
Militants have so far attempted to set off grenade blasts
at at least 15 places targeting Congress candidates and their
supporters in valley districts since the poll dates were
announced on the grounds that the party was opposing their
Unidentified militants also attacked a Trinamool
Congress candidate a few days ago, police said.
Today`s blast also comes a day ahead of the Republic Day
celebrations. Seven militant groups including HNLC, KLO, NLFT
and ULFA have called for boycotting the festivities.