An IED explosion was reported at Makan’s general store in Viewland in Manipur’s Ukhrul district Credit: EastMojo image 

Ukhrul: The hill district of Manipur, Ukhrul woke up to a loud noise on early Friday morning when a low-intensity bomb planted by unidentified miscreants exploded in the heart of the town. No one was reportedly injured.

According to sub-division police officer (SDPO) Ukhrul, Thotreithing Chalamvah, the low improvised explosive device (IED) explosion took place outside Makan’s general store in Viewland around 5.20 in the morning. Fortunately, no person was around the site during the time of explosion, he added.

The blast took place during the early hours of Friday

By the time of filing this story, no individual or organisation had claimed responsibility for the blast. According to a police report, a suo motu case has been registered against unknown person(s).

Meanwhile, the police are investigating to find out more details about the incident, the report added.

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