IED explodes outside residence of ex-MLA in Imphal

Imphal, October 07 (KMS): A medium-intensity Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded outside the residence of former member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Khwairakpam Loken Singh in Imphal West district, partially damaging the gate, along with a street lamp next to it and a portion of the road.

Soon after the explosion in Kwakeithel Takhellambam Leikai area, teams of Manipur Police and bomb experts arrived at the scene and conducted an inquiry.

No arrest has been made in connection with the incident thus far.

Local people claimed that the IED went off shortly after Loken Singh was seen entering his residence.

Loken Singh told reporters that he had no enmity with anybody and demanded an immediate probe into the matter.

No one has, so far, taken responsibility for the blast.

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