Bomb Blast at Manipur ISKCON Temple During Festival

August 16, 2006

Source: BBC News

On August 16, 2006 BBC News reported, "A bomb attack on a temple in north-east India has killed at least five people and injured many others, police say. The blast, at a temple in Imphal, the capital of Manipur state, took place as hundreds of worshippers gathered to observe a major Hindu festival. The temple belongs to the International Society of Krishna Consciousness, popularly known as Hare Krishna. Correspondents say that foreign converts, including an American and two Swiss nationals, are among the injured. No-one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but police say they suspect the involvement of local separatists. There are several militant separatist groups active in Manipur."