Three injured in bomb explosion in Manipur

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explosion-in-ManipurImphal: Three persons were injured when a powerful bomb exploded at a road-side hotel in Imphal West district of Manipur, police said on Sunday.

The bomb, which was hurled at the hotel at Mantripukhri area on the outskirts of Imphal at around 9 pm yesterday, exploded injuring three persons who were working in the hotel, they said.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital where their condition was stated to be out of danger.

Police said preliminary investigation revealed that the incident was related to extortion from hotel owner by the militants.