Imphal: Unidentified militants tried to blow up a brick kiln by hurling a grenade in Imphal East district of Manipur but it failed to explode, official sources said on Saturday.
The militants lobbed the grenade at a brick kiln at Waiton area in Imphal east district last evening.
Personnel of the bomb disposal squad rushed to the spot and defused the grenade, the sources said.
Monetary demand made on the brick kiln owner was suspected to be the cause, the sources said.
No organisation or group has claimed responsibility for the incident.