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Grenade hurled at Manipur sr govt official's residence

 IMPHAL, Feb 11 (PTI): Unidentified militants hurled a grenade at the residence of a senior Manipur government official but the device did not explode.

Official sources said the militants lobbed the explosive at the private residence of Horticulture and Soil Conservation Technology Mission cell director Khuraijam Ratankumar at Ayangpalli area in Imphal East district yesterday.

The unexploded grenade was later defused by bomb experts.

Though motive behind the crime was not known, police were probing whether it was connected with any monetary demand made to the official.

No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the crime.

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