Blast in Imphal's PWD building, 5 injured
At least five persons including two women were injured in a bomb explosion inside the Public Works Department (PWD) building in Imphal today.india Updated: Dec 14, 2011 22:21 IST
At least five persons including two women were injured in a bomb explosion inside the Public Works Department (PWD) building in Imphal on Wednesday afternoon.
The incident took place in the corridor of the building's second floor around 1.30pm.
Suspecting the hand of militants, the police feel the bomb might have been planted on Tuesday night or early this morning.
"It was a high-intensity explosion. An investigation is on," said V Zathang, additional director general of police.
When asked about the lapse of security, the officer said, "The matter will be looked into."
Most of the employees including the injured were in their office rooms when the blast took place.
"The explosion was so powerful that it blew up the roof," said PWD employee Ch Bhagirot, who came out of the office soon after the blast. Three of the injured were admitted to hospital while the two others were discharged after first aid.
No militant group operating in the state has claimed responsibility till the filing of the report. No arrest has been made, either.
First Published: Dec 14, 2011 14:34 IST