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Blast rocks Manipur: 17 killed, 30 hurt

K Anurag in Guwahati | October 21, 2008 21:10 IST
Last Updated: October 21, 2008 23:33 IST

Seventeen persons were killed and about 30 others injured when terrorists triggered a powerful explosion at Khumathong in Imphal, the capital of Manipur, at around 7.25 pm on Tuesday.

Sources said the victims included a few security personnel. Sources indicate that the bomb was planted in a moped in the area that is close to a barrack of Manipur State Police Commandos and a camp of Assam Rifles, both of which are engaged in counter-insurgency operation in the state.

The injured were rushed to Regional Institute Medical Sciences in Imphal. The identity of the militant group involved in the blast was yet to be ascertained.

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