Five injured in bomb blast Imphal in Manipur

Manipur recorded a record high voter turnout of 86 per cent. Polling is being held in 22 seats in the second and final phase of the state assembly election. This is the highest voter turnout since 2009.
The state chief electoral officer said polling was peaceful except a few incidents of violence outside polling booths in Tamenglong assembly segment.
The 22 assembly segments, where polling is being held, are spread over the valley district of Thoubal and the hill districts of Ukhrul, Chandel, Tamenglong and Senapati.
A huge voter turnout of 84 per cent was recorded in the first phase of polling to the 60-member Assembly on March 4.

 Five people, which  including two women, were injured in a bomb explosion this evening in the heart of the Imphal city, hours after the final phase of the assembly poll in Manipur concluded.

The police said that the two women among the five injured in the blast, which took place in the Kasturi Thong area in Imphal, were admitted to the Regional Institute of Medical Science, a government hospital.

The rest of the injured were discharged from the same hospital after being given the first aid, the police said.

The police is on the look-out of the culprits as a case has been registered with the City Police Station. Polling was conducted in Imphal in the first phase on March 4.

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