One killed, 3 injured in three blasts in Manipur

Imphal, Nov 20 (IANS) One person was killed and three others were injured in three bomb blasts here on Sunday.

The blasts came at a time when security had been beefed up in view of the international Sangai Festival in the heart of Imphal city beginning from Monday.

The first blast was reported at 8 a.m. at Singjamei in which one Vinod Rai hailing from Bihar was killed. His scrap shop is located near the site of the explosion.

Two CRPF troopers were hurt when hand grenades were hurled on the campus of All India Radio at 5.14 p.m.

One Assam Rifles trooper was injured in another blast at 5 p.m. near the office of the defence wing public relations officer.

Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh condemned the violence and told IANS that the violent incidents shall give a wrong message to the delegates coming here for the Sangai Festival from India and abroad.

No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts so far.

–IANS

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