Banned militant outfit Kangleipak Communist Part (Peoples' War Group), in an email circulated to local media houses here, has claimed responsibility for last night's powerful bomb blast at a fair.
At least 10 people were injured, two of them critically, when unidentified miscreants hurled a hand grenade at Tera Loukram Leirak area in Imphal West district, police said. In the email, the outfit expressed "satisfaction" over yesterday's incident and warned the local people against participation in fairs and carnivals.
A woman and a child sustained serious injuries in the blast and their condition continue to be critical, said a doctor of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital here. In the past, too, the outfit had warned people against the practice of gambling and participation in local fairs.