Grenades hurled at schools in Manipur

Suspected militants lobbed powerful grenades at two educational institutions in Manipur's Thoubal and Imphal West districts. However, no one was injured as the ammunition failed to explode, the police said Sunday.

Sources said a powerful grenade was hurled at Comet English School at Changangei area at Airport road in Imphal West district Saturday.

Following the incident, enraged students, teachers and locals launched a sit-in at the local community hall.

Kh Ibomcha, the Principal of the school, told reporters that Saturday's hurling of explosives was the third such incident in past two months in which suspected militants had lobbed grenade at the school complex.

In a separate incident in Thoubal district, suspected militants hurled a powerful grenade at the complex of Progressive School at Wangjing area, sources said.

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