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A 40-year-old man and his wife were seriously injured on Monday in a bomb blast triggered by suspected militants near the gate of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal.

Papao and his wife Haopi, 34, had come to the government-run hospital from Manipur’s Kangpokpi district for treatment.

Police sources said that shrapnel from a powerful foreign-made bomb that exploded at 9.35 a.m. on Monday injured the couple.

The injured couple was rushed to the hospital following the incident.

As per reports, they are now out of danger.

No rebel group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast.

Police have launched an operation to nab the culprits involved in the blast.

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