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3 minors killed in bomb blast in Manipur
Correspondent IMPHAL, DEC 15:
Published on 16 Dec. 2009 12:07 AM IST
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In a tragic incident, at least three minor children were killed when a bomb they were playing with exploded in Senvon village under Tipaimukh police station of interior Churachandpur district bordering with Mizoram Tuesday at about 11 am. Police reports said that the children were playing with the bomb they discovered from an isolated place this morning. However reports could not be collected in detail to communication problems. A team of police from Tipaimukh rushed to the spot on getting the information and were on the way to Churachandpur district headquarters with the badly mutilated bodies. Meanwhile, at least four people were injured when a mine bomb exploded at about 2.30 pm in interior village of Chandel district bordering with Myanmar, a delayed police report said. Reports said that the mine bomb exploded when a Shaktiman truck loaded with rice bags travelling to Holenphai village 10 kilometers from Moreh Police Station happened to roll over the mine bomb planted by unidentified miscreants on the roadside. Among the four wounded persons two were villagers of Holenphai while the other two were the driver and handymen of the truck. Condition of one of the injured villagers was said to be critical, the report added. Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident, suspected militants performed a failed bomb attack at an oil filling station in Imphal east district Tuesday afternoon at about 3 pm. The hand grenade was later defused and disposed off by personnel of the state police bomb squad at an open place. The hand grenade was deposited at NRL Oil Filling Station located at Khurai Thangjam Leikai on the side of the NH-150 (Imphal-Ukhrul) by the miscreants suspected to be militants. Police suspect that the bomb was hurled in connection with monetary demand from the proprietor of the oil filling station.

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