Four persons were injured when a series of bombs exploded in Manipur during Independence day celebrations today.
Official sources said the first explosion was reported from interior Thoubal district at a fair ground, near the district headquarters, at around 8 am while arrangements were being made to celebrate the occasion.
Another powerful bomb exploded at a place on Minuthong bridge on Imphal river in the capital complex, while the third explosion occurred in the Mahabali Temple complex.
Four persons, identified as Y Manao Singh (52), Sanabanta Das (22), Akoijam Ongbi Sanajaobi Devi (55) and Ningombam Manisam Devi (65) were injured and taken to a nearby district hospital.
Their condition was stated to be critical, the sources said.