Protest against planting of bomb staged in Manipur

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Imphal, Nov 2 (UNI) A sit-in demonstration was staged at Salanthong, Imphal East, in protest against planting of bombs in the area by unknown miscreants.

A large number of people, including women, came out in large numbers after a bomb was found today near the house of a government employee.

The bomb was detected and safely removed, sources said.

Of late, there has been frequent bomb attacks on VIPs and officials.

The Chief Minister's residence was attacked with bombs by the ultras twice and recently 17 persons were killed at Ragailong, Imphal East, when a powerful bomb planted by militants exploded.

Security was beefed up in the city areas, with the police frisking a large number of people, sources said adding Indian Reserve Battalion personnel and Manipur Police force were stationed at key positions.

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