Militants hurl grenades at house, shop in Manipur

Militants hurled grenades at two places, including the house of a panchayat poll contestant, in Manipur but the explosives failed to explode.

Imphal: Militants hurled grenades at two places, including the house of a panchayat poll contestant, in Manipur but the explosives failed to explode, officials said on Thursday.

The militants yesterday lobbed the explosive at the house of one Mutum Kameshor (35), who is contesting the panchayat elections in September from Basikhong area in Imphal East district.

The grenade failed to explode.
Kameshor and his family members were present at the time of the incident.
They said the militants had earlier thrown grenades at the houses of some candidates of the panchayat elections but it failed to explode.

In another incident, militants hurled a powerful grenade at a grocery shop at Moirang area in Bishenpur district yesterday, sources said, adding that too failed to explode.
Monetary demand made from the owner of the shop identified as L Sarat (42) could be the reason behind the incident, they said.

PTI

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