Two bomb blasts in Imphal, no casualty reported

Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 12:56

Imphal: Two powerful bombs exploded at a
high-security area and at a minister`s residence in
Manipur but no casualty was reported, official sources said
on Monday.

A powerful bomb exploded at the high-security Thangal
bazar MG Avenue complex at 9 pm yesterday damaging roofs and
windows of nearby buildings, the sources said.

The spot was about 50 metres away from city police station
and also from Imphal West traffic police station.

It was not immediately known whether the bomb was hurled
by militants, the sources said.

No one was injured since there was no passers-by at that
time.

In another incident, militants also exploded a powerful
bomb at the private residence of agriculture minister Ph.
Parijat at Nongada area under Lamlai police station in Imphal
East district at around the same time last night, the sources
said.

The minister and his family members were not present at
the time of the explosion as they stay in a government quarter
here, the sources said.

A militant outfit had earlier threatened the minister for
not awarding them a contract work, the sources said.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility
for both the incidents.

PTI



First Published: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 12:56

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