Five Manipur cops, one civilian injured in Imphal IED blast

Among those injured were additional superintendent of police (Operations) of Imphal West district, one sub-inspector (SI), two assistant SIs and a rifleman, a police officer said.

Published: 05th November 2019 11:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th November 2019 01:19 PM   |  A+A-

Manipur CM N Biren Singh at blast site in Manipur capital Imphal on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. | (Photo | EPS)

Manipur CM N Biren Singh at blast site in Manipur capital Imphal on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. | (Photo | EPS)

Express News Service

GUWAHATI: Six people, including five police personnel, were injured in a powerful IED blast in Manipur capital Imphal on Tuesday morning. 

Official sources said the explosion occurred at Thangal Bazar area at around 9:30 am. 

All the six were grievously injured and they were rushed to a hospital.

So far, no militant group has claimed responsibility. The area is around 150 metres from the city police station. 

Chief Minister N Biren Singh told journalists at the blast site, "This is a heinous and coward act. We condemn it strongly. The perpetrators of the crime will be brought to book".

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