IMPHAL, June 27 � An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded yesterday near the Raj Bhavan here but there was no report of any casualty, a senior police officer said.
The IED went off in a two-storey building next to the Raj Bhavan compound at around 5.30 am, the officer said adding the area has been cordoned off.
The blast took place hours before the commencement of the Manipur Assembly session yesterday. The session began as usual.
In a fatal attack on an army convoy in Chandel district of the State earlier this month 18 soldiers were killed.
The IED went off in the building at Paona Bazar area in Imphal West district located next to the Raj Bhavan compound, the officer added. � PTI