Imphal: At least two people have reportedly been killed and five others injured in a bomb blast that took place in Imphal on Sunday.
The IED was planted near the Imphal market in Khuyathong where the labourers had gathered for tea at around 6 am.
The injured were rushed to the hospital and dead have been identified as Shiv Yadav (35), Lalan (35) and Kusum Pandit (60).
The four injured have been admitted to the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Hospital where the condition of one of the injured is stated to be critical.
With today's incident, the number of non-Manipuris killed in the state this year has gone upto nine.
Chief minister O Ibobi Singh and deputy chief minister Gaikhangam, who also holds the home portfolio, have condemned the incident and ordered strict action against the culprits.
(With PTI Inputs)