Nepal: No respite in bomb explosions, 11 injured in Kathmandu today

Eleven people have been injured, five of them critically, in a bomb attack at Budhanilkantha municipality on Monday afternoon. Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Gagan Thapa is one among the injured, and he is reportedly the target of the bomb attack.

Thapa, the NC candidate from Kathmandu constituency 4, was visiting voters on a door-to-door campaign at Mato Colony, Chapali when an unidentified group hurled a bomb, targeting Thapa.

Thapa was rushed to TU Teaching Hospital for treatment. Thapa’s condition is stated to be out of danger. He has been discharged after preliminary treatment. Thapa has sustained a shrapnel injury to his back.

However, the condition of other five injured including Rajkaji Shrestha and Shyam Krishna Shrestha is said to be critical.

The security forces this morning found a pressure cooker bomb near the hotel where PM Sher Bahadur Deuba was staying at Dhangadi for his election campaign. The Bomb Disposal Team of Nepal Army diffused the bomb that was hidden under the sand.

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detonated this morning at around 7 am today targeting a vehicle carrying Narendra Sah, an independent candidate of parliamentary election from Sarlahi constituency-3. Sah was heading towards Karmaiya from Hajariya on a jeep (Na 2 Cha 2019) when the bomb exploded near a stream.

An IED was hurled at Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Gopalman Shrestha in Dhapuk of Bhirkot Municipality-9 on Sunday. He was returning from an election programme when an unidentified gang threw a bomb at the Scorpio (Ba 13 Cha 2027) he was riding on this evening.

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