Manipur CM escapes unhurt in attack

Imphal: There was an assassination bid on Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Monday. However, he escaped unhurt after shots were fired at him and his entourage as he was alighting from his helicopter at the Ukhrul helipad.

The Chief Minister was due to inaugurate a hospital and a power station at different places in the district. After the incident, he cancelled all the programmes and flew back to the capital Imphal. One security man was injured in the attack.

Apparently, unrest was brewing in the area. A bomb went off near the newly built 100-bed district hospital on Sunday night which was to be opened by Ibobi Singh on Monday. One person was injured in the blast.

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