Bomb blast at engineer`s house

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IMPHAL, May 20: Suspected militants attacked the house of a Superintending Engineer of the state IFCD at Thangmeiband Sinam Leikai under Imphal Police Station by exploding a hand grenade which injured one person in the wee hours of Sunday, according to police.

The unidentified assailants threw the hand grenade targeting the residence of AE, Soubam Dhanabir around 3 am, but it exploded close to the residential gate. A domestic help of the house sustained minor injury in the blast. The assailants fled the area after the attack.

The injured is identified as one Dawa, a Nepalese domestic help.

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack so far.

On April 10 last, three cadres of NSCN-K had tried to serve a demand note to Dhanabir, but the local residents thwarted it, resulting in the manhandling of one of the cadres.

In another incident, unidentified persons suspected to be militants placed a hand grenade at the residence of one Sapam Romi, son of (L) S Ibohal at Singjamei Mayengbam Leikai this morning.

Details on the incident were not available.

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