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Imphal, October 20: A CRPF jawan was killed when suspected militants triggered a blast in Manipur’s Imphal on Saturday evening.
The blast took place around 6.30 pm at Nagampal area in Imphal. The killed jawan has been identified as Umesh N Helwar of Karnataka.
On the other hand, injured CRPF jawan, identified as N Ramarajan of 109 battalion, is said to be critical and has been admitted to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal.
It may be noted that a powerful explosion took place at a busy market place in Kangpokpi district of Manipur hours before the Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s scheduled visit there. The police said the blast occurred near the post office at Kangpokpi Bazaar, about 44 km from Capital city Imphal, shortly after Thursday midnight.