Twin blasts in Manipur, child injured

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A child was injured in an IED explosion near a BSF camp while a low-intensity blast caused panic near the Manipur University gate in Imphal East and Imphal West districts respectively.

A senior police officer said a suspected Improvised Explosive Device went off at about 9 am near a BSF camp at Moirangpurel area, injuring a seven-year-old girl in Imphal East district.

In the second blast near Leisang Hiden Lake, about 200 metre from Manipur University gate, a low-intensity IED blast caused panic in the area at around 12:35 pm, but there has been no reports of any injury.

The back-to-back blasts come at a time when security forces have stepped up the vigil ahead of Independence Day. Underground outfits operating in the entire Northeast have given a call for boycotting Independence Day celebrations, an officer of the state home department said.

On Monday last, two BSF personnel were injured at Kangpokpi area in Senapati district.

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