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Grenade blast creates panic in Imphal

IANS | Imphal |

A Chinese-made grenade was lobbed and exploded in front of a shop selling two-wheelers here early on Wednesday, triggering panic in the Manipur capital. No one was injured.

The incident took place in Khuyathong area. Employees at the shop said no insurgent group had made any extortion demand. But police feel this must be the work of militants.

The shop is located close to a police station and there are armed police pickets hardly 100 metres away.