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Blasts rocks Imphal ahead of R-Day preparation

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Imphal, Jan. 23

At what could be term as a direct blow to the state security intelligence or perhaps a loophole in the security measures being strengthened ahead of the 71st Republic Day Celebration, militants today triggered a powerful bomb at RIMS road early today morning. Report said a minor girl sustained injury after she was hit by the splinters of the blast.

Police report said that the bomb was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and blew off in front of a clothes shop at the Lalambung Makong area on RIMS road at around 4.55 am today.

The injured girl was rushed to a hospital.

Almost all rebel groups operating in the region has been boycotting the Republic Day celebration and have already announced 12 hour total shut down in the entire region. Accidentally the blast took place when the state conducted a rehearsal of the Republic Day parade.

No, UGs has so far claim responsibility of the blast , but police suspects armed rebel group to be behind the blast.

Following the explosion, top police officials and other security personnel rushed to the area and began an investigation.

Security was beefed up in the area and an operation has been launched to nab the militants.

Jeet Akoijam

Jeet Akoijam, Resident Editor of Imphal Times hails from Singjamei Liwa Road. Has been with Imphal Times since its start. A National level Rugby player and  a regular Trekker and Nature Lover, loves spending time in lap of Mother Nature. Jeet is the father of two lovely kids. Jeet can be contacted at [email protected]

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