IED explodes at ex-MLA Loken’s residence

IED explodes at ex-MLA Loken’s residence

TMB Report

Imphal: A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded at the residence of former MLA of Sagolband AC Dr Kh Loken at Kwakeithel Takhellambam Leikai on Thursday at around 8.10 PM but no casualty was reported, police said.

The IED was planted at the base of an electric post near the residential gate of Dr Loken. The explosion caused some damage in the area.

Soon after the explosion, teams of Manipur Police and bomb experts arrived at the spot and conducted spot inquiry. No arrest was made in connection with the incident till the time of filing this report.

According to locals, the IED went off soon after Dr Loken entered his house after returning from work. No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast.

Talking to newspersons, Dr Kh Loken said that he has no enmity with anybody and sought clarification from the concerned as to why the bomb attack was carried out. He also strongly condemned such deadly explosions in crowded places.

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