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23 Jan 2020 | 02:57 PM UTC

India: Explosion leaves one injured in Imphal (Manipur state) January 23

One injured in bomb explosion in Imphal (Manipur state) January 23; heightened security presence expected

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Event

A bomb exploded in Imphal (Manipur state) on Thursday, January 23, injuring a minor girl. The bomb reportedly went off at approximately 04:55 (local time), damaging several nearby shops and buildings. No group has claimed responsibility for the explosion; police investigations into the incident are ongoing as of Thursday night.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the explosion over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Imphal are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, anticipate a heightened security presence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.