Two injured in Manipur grenade explosion

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 12:28

Imphal: Two persons were injured when suspected militants exploded a powerful grenade at a petrol pump in interior Thoubal district of Manipur, official sources said on Wednesday.

The explosion occurred at around 8 pm last night when two motorcycle borne suspected militants hurled the grenade at the oil pump at Haokha village.

The two managed to escape under cover of darkness, the sources said.

The injured have been identified as Th Kumar (54) and S Khelen (50), sources said.

The police suspect that the militants might have exploded it in connection with monetary demand from the pump owner who was not available for comment.


First Published: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 12:28

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