Bomb blast at CM's gate, high alert sounded in Manipur

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Imphal, Oct 19 (UNI) A high alert has been sounded in Manipur, following a bomb blast at the gate of the official residence of Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh here tonight.

Police said unknown persons came in a car through the National Highway 39 and dropped the bomb while passing near the gate of the Chief Minister's residence.

There was no report of any casualty. However, some vehicles were damaged during the blast, police added.

The Senior SP (Imphal West), along with other senior police personnel, rushed immediately to the spot and a high alert was sounded.

Additional forces had been pressed into action and the vehicles diverted to other routes, according to police.

Earlier, miscreants had lobbed a bomb inside the campus of the Chief minister's residence, following which no one was allowed to move around the dwelling unit.

Police said the CRPF personnel guarded Mr Singh's residence and the heights of the walls were raised and added the blast took place near the western gate of the abode adjacent to the NH 39.

The northern side of the residence was barricaded every night and there was no road link beside the northern and southern sides of the dwelling unit, sources stated.

The miscreants probably fled towards the Moirangkhom side, Imphal, and every vehicle was being stopped on National Highway 39 for frisking.

So far, no one had been arrested in this regard.

In yet another incident today, police spotted a bomb at Mayang under Thoubal district here, which was later defnsed.

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