GUWAHATI: Four people were injured, one of them grievously, in a bomb blast in Nagaland’s commercial hub Dimapur on Monday evening.
The police said the explosion took place inside a pharmacy called “Ideal” around 7.20 pm.
“Four people – three staff members of the pharmacy and a customer – were injured in the blast. They have been rushed to a hospital. The condition of the customer was said to be critical,” Dimapur police spokesperson Shouka Kakheto told The New Indian Express.
“According to eye witnesses, two people, who came in a car, had lobbed the bomb targeting the pharmacy before escaping. It was possibly an IED (improvised explosive device) which went off,” he said.
The police suspect that the pharmacy was targeted for non-payment of money demanded
by the militants.
“They (pharmacy owner and staff) said they had not received any monetary demand from anyone. However, we don’t rule out extortion as the reason for the attack,” Kakheto added.