Powerful bomb blast in India's north-east kills 9, injures 21
SHILLONG, India (AFP) - A powerful bomb blast in India's restive north-east - plagued for decades by separatist violence - has killed nine labourers and injured about 21 other people, the police said on Saturday.
The explosion took place late on Friday in a busy area on the outskirts of Imphal, capital of the state of Manipur, which borders Myanmar.
"The bomb was planted in a makeshift tent and was of high intensity," Manipur police chief M. K. Das told AFP by telephone.
"Nine people have been killed and about 21 injured. The injured have been shifted to local hospitals with multiple wounds."