Militants attack Manipur official''s residence

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Imphal, Feb 22 (PTI) Unidentified militants today attackedthe house of a Manipur government official by throwing ahand grenade but it failed to explode, official sources said.

Sources said the militants lobbed the explosive at thehouse of the Superintending Engineer of Irrigation and FloodControl department Th Lokeshwar at Sagolband area near here inImphal west district this morning.

They said the official and family members were present atthe time of the incident.

Monetary demand from militants could be one of the reasonsalthough sources in the family said no group has demanded anymoney from the official.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibilityfor the attack.

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