A blast, suspected to be an IED, took place at Ngari Gali in Thangal bazaar of Imphal on Saturday morning.

The blast which was reported at around 5 am damaged nearby shops. However, no casualties were reported in the incident.

The blast took place about 800 meters away from the main city area. Police from the local station rushed there. No arrests have been made so far.

As per reports a few persons were rounded up soon after the blast for establishing their identity. Officials said that the miscreants involved in the blast had fled the spot.

It may be mentioned that several bomb blasts occurred in the city in the past few months. At least five police personnel, including two officers and one civilian, were wounded in the last bomb blast at another part of Imphal.