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NPP office escapes IED attack, HNLC owns up

Shillong, Oct 4 (UNI) Minutes before Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu’s carcade was enroute from Raj Bhavan to the North Eastern Council (NEC) to address a workshop on “Changing Role of North-Eastern Council in the Development of North-Eastern Region” when proscribed rebel outfit Hynñiewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) left a paint cannister of explosives outside the state office of the National Peoples’ Party (NPP) this afternoon.
A suspicious looking bag was sighted at around 3:30pm by passers-by near the NPP office. Inside it was a paint cannister filled with explosives with wires jutting out, and this brought top district police officials and the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) to the spot immediately. Shortly after cordoning off the area, bomb disposal personnel safely extricated the object and took it into their custody after swiftly defusing it.
Police informed that the 5 kgs of gelatin sticks, neatly packed in a paint container, did not explode owing to erroneous wiring. Later the East Khasi Hills Crime Scene Unit (CSU) took over the area to gather forensic evidence etc.
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