Imphal, Jan 10 (Agencies): A powerful seven kg bomb was found near a bridge in Manipur's Bishenpur district, official sources said on Monday.

The bomb was found by an army dog during a search at Khordak area by personnel of 33rd Assam Rifles battalion on late Sunday evening.

The bomb was later defused. Miscreants hijacked a vehicle coming from Dimapur in Nagaland on the national highway 39 in Senapati district after asking the driver to get out at gunpoint.

Personnel of 5th Assam Rifles battalion found the vehicle abandoned in a nearby hilly village and handed it back to the driver.