Militants attack Manipur minister house

Imphal: Unidentified militants attacked the private house of Manipur`s Health Minister L Jayenta Kumar in Imphal West district by exploding a grenade which injured a passer-by, official sources said.

The militants lobbed the grenade at around 7 pm last night when the minister was outside the house campaigning for the forthcoming assembly elections on January 28.

A woman identified as Memcha Devi who was standing around Kumar`s house was injured besides and two vehicles parked in nearby were damaged, sources said.

Kumar said no militant organisation had demanded money from him and it was not known who lobbed the grenades.