| Imphal |
Up to date: November 16, 2020 7:15:46 pm
A suspected Improvised Explosive System (IED) exploded Monday close to the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal, leaving two individuals injured.
The blast got here on the time the state is celebrating the Ningol Chakouba pageant, one of many greatest festivals of Manipur.
Police mentioned the blast occurred round 9.30 am a number of metres away from the northern aspect of the RIMS fundamental gate. The injured had been rushed to RIMS casualty, and are mentioned to be out of hazard. Officers mentioned the 2 are a pair from Kangpokpi district, who had come to go to a member of the family admitted at RIMS.
A crew of police led by Deputy Inspector normal (DIG) Manipur police Themthing Ngashangva rushed to the blast website to take inventory of the state of affairs.
“The blast occurred at a really delicate space the place individuals come for therapy amid COVID-19. It’s a cowardly act. We’ll catch the culprits quickly,” the DIG mentioned.
The motive behind the assault is just not but identified. A case has been registered in reference to the incident.
Manipur on Monday celebrated Ningol Chakouba pageant, noticed on the second lunar day of Hiyangei (October-November) month of the Manipuri calendar. The pageant is widely known with the theme of strengthening the bond of affection between married ladies (ningol) and their paternal households.
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