Bomb blast at market in Imphal, three dead, 15 injured

An IED blast took place in Manipur's capital, Imphal, on Wednesday evening leaving three people dead.

Imphal: An IED blast took place in Manipur's capital, Imphal, on Wednesday evening leaving three people dead.

15 others were injured in the blast which occured around 5:30 pm at a market place. The injured were rushed to the hospital.

"The blast happened around 5:30-5:45 pm. My son is in the hospital," an eye-witness said as per ANI.

MoS Kiren Rijiju expressed worry over the series of bomb blasts in Manipur and called it unfortunate.

"Recently I visited Manipur and discussed with Security agencies about these unfortunate incident. Will seek report," Rijiju said, adding that "After receiving report State govt will be given advisory that an effective enquiry be initiated."

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