Guwahati: At least five persons including three Assam Rifles jawan were injured in a bomb blast in Manipur’s capital city Imphal on Thursday evening.

According to reports, the blast occurred at Mapal Kangjaibung area near Polo ground in Imphal at around 6.30 PM.

Three Assam Rifles jawan and two other civilians were injured in the blast.

The injured persons were immediately admitted to the nearest hospital.

Top officials of Manipur Police, Assam Rifles had rushed to the area and launched operation.

A top police official said that suspected militants had triggered the explosion.

Massive protests are currently on in Manipur and other parts of the North Eastern region against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 and a few militant groups of the region have also opposed the bill.