Days Before Manipur Polls, Blast Near NPF Leader’s House Injures 8

The device was detonated with a remote control at around 5 pm.

Only two days before Manipur goes into polls, an Improvised Explosive Device explosion near Naga People’s Front leader, K Leisio’s residence in Imphal West district, injured eight people.

The device was detonated with a remote control at around 5 pm, police said.

The injured people have been rushed to the Shija hospital for treatment, they said. A case has been registered at Lamphel police station.

Leisio is the the Naga People's Front (NPF) candidate of the Phungyar (ST) assembly constituency in Ukhrul district where elections will be held on 8 March.

Assembly elections in Imphal West district will be held on 4 March. The campaign for the first of the two-phase Manipur Assembly election, scheduled for this Saturday, ended on Thursday evening.

(With inputs from PTI)