| GEO World|
| 17 dead in northeast India bomb blast|
| Updated at: 1140 PST, Wednesday, October 22, 2008|
GUWAHATI: At least 17 people were killed and 30 injured in a powerful bomb blast near a police barracks in the northeast Indian city of Imphal, police said Wednesday.
The bomb, concealed inside a parked scooter, exploded near the compound of a police commando unit and a paramilitary complex in Imphal, the capital of Manipur state, city police chief Radheshyam Singh told foreign media.
"Eleven people died on the spot, while six of the injured succumbed to their injuries in different hospitals," Singh said. The explosion occurred at 7:45 pm on Tuesday (1415 GMT). Doctors said three of the 30 injured were in a critical condition.
The blast came two days after a grenade attack outside the fortified home of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh. No one was injured in that explosion.