IED blast in front of mega store in Mnp

Correspondent IMPHAL, DEC 6 | Publish Date: 12/6/2019 11:16:21 AM IST

A low-intensity Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off near a mega store at Chingmeirong locality here on Friday, police said.

Police suspect militants triggered the blast in connection with monetary demand from the mall authority.

Police who rushed to the spot recovered remnants of the exploded bomb including a damaged mobile phone handset. They said that the explosive was fitted on an empty fish-cane with iron nails as splinters.

There was no report of any casualty or damage to property, the police officer said.

Meanwhile, employees of the mall staged a sit-in-protest in front of mall to register a strong protest against the bomb threat. Locals mostly women also joined the protest later.


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