At least 18 people were killed and 27 seriously injured in a powerful bomb blast in Imphal, the capital of North-eastern state Manipur. The blast occurred near the Police Commandos' Complex late on Tuesday.
The death toll may rise further, according to police, as the conditions of the hospitalized persons are very serious. Body parts of the victims were found scattered out side the police barrack.
Imphal Superintendent of Police Radheshyam Singh told that eleven people died on the spot, while seven of the injured succumbed to their injuries in different hospital. The bomb was planted on a scooter he added.