Scrap dealer killed in blast in Manipur

Imphal, Nov 20 (IANS) A scrap dealer from Bihar was killed on Sunday as a bomb planted in athe middle of a road in Imphal city area exploded, the state police said.

No one has so far claimed responsibility for the blast.

Bimal Rai was fatally hit when the powerful remote-controlled bomb exploded around 8 a.m. at Singjamei.

“A powerful bomb is suspected to have been planted in the middle of the Trans-Asian Highway number 1 early morning. It was detonated by a remote control. The scrap dealer was sitting in his shop nearby when the blast occurred,” a police official at the spot said.

The state police are investigating the blast and have registered a case.