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Seven injured in Manipur blast

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Imphal: At least seven people, including a six-year-old boy, were injured in a blast in front of the Manipur University here Saturday, police said.

The blast occurred minutes after Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh's convoy crossed the area. The convoy was headed towards Chandel district where he will attend a programme.

"Unidentified militants triggered a blast in front of the Manipur University in Imphal around 9.30 am in the morning (Saturday) injuring seven people, including a six-year-old boy," Manipur Police spokesman L. Momon told IANS.

None of the injured are critical.

The blast took place at Langthanbal, 10 km from Imphal.

Senior officials have rushed to the spot but no arrests have been made yet.

The entire area has been cordoned-off and is being searched for the militants.

No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the blast.

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