Nepal: Security situation deteriorates as bomb explosion resurge since 28 November

With the resurgence of bomb explosions since 28 November in the run-up to the second phase of elections on 7 December, the security situation is fast deteriorating in Nepal, the Kathmandu Post reported.

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was exploded today at Angdim in Chathar Rural Municipality-1 of Tehrathum district targeting the election candidates of the left alliance.

UML Politburo member and left alliance Proportional Representation candidate from Tehrathum Bijay Subba was heading to Sukrabarey Bazaar to address an election assembly when the bomb went off in Teliya River near the border of Tehrathum and Dhankuta districts.

No one was hurt in the explosion.

An IED was found by local residents near Sinai English School in Madhyapur Thimi Municipality-4, Bhaktapur, on Saturday morning. A bomb disposal squad of the Nepal Army rushed to spot and defused the IED.

Former Prime Minister and CPN-UML senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal came under attack at Tinkutte in Ilam when an IED was detonated targeting a vehicle carrying him along the Fikkal-Pashupatinagar road section on Friday evening.

No human casualties have been reported in the explosion.

An unidentified group of people set off two IED in Dinesh Jayaswal’s house located at Koriya chowk of Banganga municipality-10 in Kapilavastu last night. Jayaswal’s elder brother said the IED tore off the corrugated roof of the house.

Dinesh Jayaswal is a candidate for the State Assembly (1) in constituency 1 of Kapilvastu. He is a candidate of the Federal Democratic National Forum (Tharuhat) party.

Hours after a meeting of the High-Level Election Security Committee was concluded, an IED explosion went off in the heart of Kathmandu at about 6.20 pm Friday evening.

Police said the IED was planted at a garbage dumping site.

There were no casualties, but the blast had left locals panic-stricken.

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