IMPHAL, Jan 27: Unidentified gunmen opened fire at the house of a former MLA in Imphal West district after making a failed bomb attack on Tuesday night. However, no casualty was reported due to the attack.

Ex-MLA Sapam Kunjakishor alias Keba was present at his residence at the time of the attack, police sources said.

Sources said that the gunmen first lobbed a hand grenade at the house located at Tera Sapam Leirak under the Lamphel PS. As the grenade failed to explode, the gunmen fired some shots, causing damage to window panes. The gunmen left the spot in a car after the attack, the sources added. Later, the police called out bomb experts who defused the grenade safely.

No armed outfit has so far owned responsibility for the attack. Meanwhile, Lamphel Police has registered a case and initiated an investigation in this regard. – Newmai News