Imphal: Unidentified militants Friday hurled a powerful bomb at the private residence of a senior Manipur government official but it did not explode, the police said.
The bomb was lobbed at the house of chief engineer of public health engineering department Mangsatabam Imomacha at Keishamthong Top Leirak area in Imphal West district at about 11.45 am.
Imomacha was in his office at the time of the incident, the sources said.
The police removed the bomb after being informed and defused it.
It would be probed whether it was connected with monetary demand from the official by any outfit, the sources said adding no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the incident.