Militants attack MLA`s house in Manipur

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 21:54

Imphal: Some unidentified militants on Tuesday hurled grenades at the residence of an independent MLA here,
officials said.



The militants lobbed two grenades at the house of Khasim
Ruivah, independent MLA of Chingai Assembly constituency in
Ukhrul district here this morning.
The grenades failed to explode and it was later defused by
Manipur police bomb experts, they said adding motive behind
the incident was not immediately known.



Police would investigate whether the incident was
connected with monetary demand by militants, they said
adding no individual or group has claimed responsibility for.
Militants of different organisations have been attacking
government officials or individuals in the past several months
as part of their step to extort money from the public, they
said.



PTI



First Published: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 21:54

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