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Imphal grenade attack: Banned outfit KCP claims responsibility

By Vikas

Banned militant outfit Kangleipak Communist Party (Peoples' War Group) has claimed the responsibility for a grenade attack in Imphal on Friday evening which left 10 people injured.

File photo of grenades

In an email circulated to local media houses, the group has claimed responsibility for last night's powerful bomb blast at a fair.

At least 10 people were injured in a grenade attack at a local fair in Tera Lukram Leirak area of Manipur's capital Imphal on Friday evening. Two of the injured persons are said to be in critical condition.

Some people were preparing for an exhibition to be opened on Sunday when unidentified miscreants hurled the hand grenade at around 7 pm, said reports.

In the email, the outfit expressed "satisfaction" over yesterday's incident and warned the local people against participation in fairs and carnivals.

[Manipur: 10 injured in grenade attack, 2 critical]

A woman and a child sustained serious injuries in the blast and their condition continues to be critical, said a doctor of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital. In the past, too, the outfit had warned people against the practice of gambling and participation in local fairs.

In June this year, a grenade exploded in front of a shop selling two-wheelers. No one was injured. The incident had taken place in Khuyathong area.

Last year in December, five people, including a child, were injured when an unidentified person hurled a hand grenade at the house of a policeman in Imphal West district

OneIndia News with PTI inputs

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