One injured in bomb explosion

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Blast damaged portion of Punya Hyundai showroom at Thangmeiband road opposite ABC godown. IFP Photo
Blast damaged portion of Punya Hyundai showroom at Thangmeiband road opposite ABC godown. IFP Photo

IMPHAL, March 9: Atleast one person was injured when a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was exploded late this evening Thangmeiband road opposite ABC godown, by militant suspect.

Sources said that the explosion occurred around 7.05 pm infront of Punya Hyundai sub dealer, apparently targeting the shop.

The injured has been identified as Thounaojam Ibomcha, 42, son of Tomba of Chingmeirong. He received minor cut on his face by shatter glass.

The blast has shattered the showroom glass of the shop besides inflicting damage to some vehicles put on display.

The owner of the dealer has been identified as one Thounaojam Premjit.

A team of Imphal West police led by the SP rushed to the blast site and investigated the blast site.

Meanwhile, two Chinese made hand grenades were reportedly recovered from near the gate of RIMS Library late in the evening around 8:15 pm.

A team of police bomb expert later retrieved the grenade safely.

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