11 killed in Imphal blast

October 21st, 2008 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi , Oct 21 (ANI): At least 11 people have been killed and over 25 people are feared to be injured in a powerful bomb blast in Manipurs capital, Imphal on Tuesday evening.

The blast took place at around 7.30 p.m. near a high-security zone which houses a police commando training centre, said the Manipur Police.

Most of the victims are civilians.

All the injured have been taken to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal.

No outfit has claimed responsibility for the blast. The nature of the explosion was being investigated, said police officials.

Initial reports say that the blast was triggered by an improvised explosive device (IED), which was placed in a Luna moped.

Earlier, on Sunday a bomb had exploded near Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh’’s official residence. (ANI)

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