Imphal, Aug 15: Two bombs, suspected to be improvised explosive devices (IEDs), were exploded at separate places in the state an hour before the official Independence Day programme started at the Manipur Rifles Parade Ground here, police said.
No death or injury to anyone was reported. The first bomb exploded at around 8.20 AM next to a saloon at Tera Bazaar in Imphal West district, police said.
The second bomb went off at about 8.33 AM near the gate of Manipur College behind Assam Rifles post in Imphal West district, 3 km from here.
Police said no one was arrested in this connection. Several militant organisations had given a call to boycott Independence Day celebrations.