Imphal: A powerful bomb blast rocked a busy Thangal Bazar in the Imphal, Manipur injuring 6 people including one additional SP. Although 6 persons have been injured, no casualties have been reported so far. The blast which took place at around 10 am, is the second major blast in the Manipur capital city within a week.
Locals have claimed the blast took place right in the heart of the city, which likely targeted the non-indigenous communities of the State.
The source said that this is the first time that serial blasts have taken place in Manipur. “No one has taken responsibility for the blast and since there was no warning to those communities, so the ILP question does not arise.
According to the source, the area is inhabited by the second-generation Hindi speakers such as mostly from Bihar, and also from other states and it’s a mystery to all who might be behind the blast. Meanwhile CM N Biren Singh has rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.
Police are still searching for undetonated explosives and an unconfirmed report said presence of another explosive in the locality.