Meghalaya : IED blast in East Garo Hills ; no-one hurt

Shillong (Meghalaya ) , Oct 30 : A low-intensity blast using improvised explosive device (IED) took place in the East Garo Hills district headquarters in Meghalaya on Monday night, reported news agency IANS , quoting police sources on Tuesday.

However, no one was injured in the Williamnagar blast.

“The explosion occurred around 10.35 pm in front of a shack behind the state cooperative building where some carpenters were sleeping,” district police chief Ringrang Momin told IANS.

This was the third such explosion in the area, he said.

The explosion site was about 50 metre from the office of the SP.

“The blast was of low intensity and no-one was hurt. The shack which is made of corrugated galvanized iron sheets was also not damaged apart from a small dent due to the explosion,” the report quoted Momin saying.

A probe is under way. “A motive is yet to be established. Search parties have intensified patrolling,” Momin added.

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