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Five arrested for Manipur bomb explosion

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

Five persons, including two women have been arrested in connection with the bomb explosion outside a BSF camp at Koirengei in East district earlier this week, top police said.

Two BSF personnel and three civilians were killed in the blast that took place on May 9.

Director General of Police told newsmen here yesterday that the force had been on alert since the blast and acting on intelligence input arrested the five within 24 hours.

The five included the kingpin, who is an active cadre of the proscribed People of Kangleipak (PREPAK), the DGP said.

PREPAK, whose main demand is the expulsion of outsiders from Manipur, had claimed responsibility for the blast.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 17:20 IST
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