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Manipur election: Bomb recovered in Imphal ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s poll rally

A bomb was recovered in Imphal on Tuesday ahead of the visit of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for campaigning for the Manipur assembly elections.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2017 07:23 IST
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally in Imphal on Monday.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally in Imphal on Monday.(Arun Sharma/HT File Photo)
         

A bomb was recovered in Imphal on Tuesday ahead of the visit of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for campaigning for the Manipur assembly elections.

Police said the bomb was found near the gate of a residential building around 6am in Khongman Bashikhong Turel Mapal area in Imphal East district. The bomb was later defused.

The bomb was recovered about 6km from the venue where the Congress vice-president is scheduled to address a rally.

Rahul Gandhi will campaign for Congress candidates at Hapta Kangjeibung ground.

Elections in the state are slated for March 4 and 8.

First Published: Feb 28, 2017 16:05 IST

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