1. Imphal bomb blast: Two critically injured in explosion near Kasturi Bridge, Imphal market

Imphal bomb blast: Two critically injured in explosion near Kasturi Bridge, Imphal market

As Manipur closes on its election polls for the legislative assembly 2017 earlier today, a blast takes place near the Kasturi Bridge in the capital city.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 8, 2017 7:15 PM
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As Manipur closes on its election polls for the legislative assembly 2017 earlier today, a blast near the Kasturi Bridge in the capital city critically injures 2. Kasturi Bridge is located in the Imphal Bazar where the blast took place around 6:15 PM and while 2 victims are critical, 8 have been injured. Earlier in the day, a mysterious bomb blast took place in Malda’s Paharpur village, West Bengal near the National Highway 81. While one was killed, two were injured in the blast. More than 100 crude bombs have been recovered yesterday from a house in Malda, West Bengal.

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