Three killed, 21 injured in blast

IMPHAL, March 11: Three people were killed and 21 others injured in a powerful blast at a market here in the Manipur capital on Wednesday, police said. “An IED (improvised explosive device) that was planted near a chicken shop at Khwairamband Keithel exploded killing three people and wounding 21 others, including women,” Inspector General of Police Clay Khongsai told IANS. He said the injured were rushed to the Regiol Institute of Medical Science and Hospital. The condition of some of the wounded was critical. Local media reports said another man succumbed to his injuries in the hospital, taking the toll to four. Police officials were uvailable to confirm the death of the fourth person. RIMS sources said the condition of at least six of the wounded was critical.IANS

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