Four Small Bomb Blasts in India, No Injuries

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Four roadside bombs exploded in the northeastern Indian state of Manipur on Wednesday as the country celebrated independence day, police said, adding that no one was injured.

Indian school-children are seen celebrating India's 66th Independence Day at the Red Fort in New Delhi

Four roadside bombs exploded in the northeastern Indian state of Manipur on Wednesday as the country celebrated independence day, police said, adding that no one was injured.

Separatist violence has for years dogged remote Manipur, where dozens of militant and tribal groups wage an insurgency against rule from New Delhi.

"There have been four roadside blasts of moderate to low intensity, three in and around (the state capital) Imphal and one in Thoubal district," A. Singh, a police official in the Imphal control room, told AFP.

"The blasts took place over two hours this morning, there were no casualties."