One injured in Manipur blast

Imphal, Aug 26 (IANS) One person was injured in a bomb blast near the gate of the Assam Rifles office in the Manipur capital on Wednesday, police said.

Thokchom Kumar, a civilian, was sitting in a hotel when the blast occurred in the Chingarel area. His condition is stated to be stable.

“Preliminary investigation indicates that rebels could have triggered the improvised explosive device blast from a distance,” Inspector General of Police Clay Khongsai told IANS.

No one has been arrested so far, but a manhunt is on to nab the rebels, he added.

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