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Imphal: 8 killed, 7 injured in blast at labourers' camp

September 13, 2013 23:36 IST

Eight persons -- all non-Manipuris -- were killed and seven others seriously injured when a powerful bomb exploded at Nagamapal area in Imphal West district of Manipur on Friday evening, police sources said.

The bomb was hurled at the camp of non-Manipuri labourers by suspected militants, the sources said.

Earlier, the police had said that the bomb was planted in a shop and exploded.

All the eight persons who died on the spot were non-Manipuri persons, sources said adding the injured were also non-Manipuri.

The bomb was so powerful that the blast was heard one kilometre away from the spot.

No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the blast, the sources added.

 

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