IED blast at coke factory Staff correspondent SHILLONG, Feb 20 - An IED blast today caused partial damage to a coke factory located at Kyllon Mathei Pyndeng Jalong near Riangdo in West Khasi Hills district. West Khasi Hills SP Bashan J Laloo said that no casualty was reported in the incident.
The blast occurred around 1.15 am at the factory, sources said. The proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has claimed responsibility for the blast.
The outfit said that it planted the IED in the factory as it was a “benami unit”. The HNLC added that it (the blast) was a warning to the Government.