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Unsuccessful grenade attack at Manipur minister's home

Suspected militants exploded a powerful grenade at the official residence of a Manipur minister who was not present and no one was hurt.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2007 13:26 IST

Suspected militants exploded a powerful grenade at the official residence here of a Manipur minister who was not present and no one was hurt, official sources said on Tuesday.

Two militants, who came on a two-wheeler last evening, amid tight security arrangements, lobbed the grenade which exploded just in front of the residence of minister for agriculture Ph. Parijat Singh at Kangla Park here, they said.

No one was injured in the incident.

Singh, a senior CPI leader, was away in his Assembly constituency of Lamlai in Imphal East district at the time of the incident, the sources said.

This was the second time a powerful grenade was hurled at the official residence of the minister in the past five months.

The motive behind the incident was not immediately known, the sources said adding the police would invesitigate if the incident was connected with any monetary demand from the minister. It would also invesitigate how the militants entered the VIP area where tight security arrangements were in place.