Nepal: Three dead, six injured in two explosions in Kathmandu

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 May 2019, 09:20 PM
Nepal: Three dead, six injured in two explosions in Kathmandu. (Photo source: Twitter)
Nepal: Three dead, six injured in two explosions in Kathmandu. (Photo source: Twitter)

At least three people were killed and seven six injured in two separate incidents of explosions in Kathmandu on Sunday. The first incident happened in Sukedhara area of the national capital, killing two persons and injuring seven others. Another person was killed in an explosion in city's Anamnagar area, police said. The injured were shifted to hospital where they are undergoing treatment. 

Police official Shyam Lal Gyawali said: “We have three fatalities in two incidents of explosions but the nature of (the) blasts is under investigation.”

“I heard a big noise and rushed to the spot to find the walls of a house had developed cracks due to the impact of the blast,” 17-year-old student Govinda Bhandari told news agency Reuters at the site of the first blast.

Gyawali, the police official, said they suspect the blasts may have been the work of a splinter group of former Maoist rebels who are opposed to the government for arresting its supporters.

“A pamphlet from the group has been found at the site of the first blast,” Gyawali told the news agency.

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First Published: Sunday, May 26, 2019 09:03 PM
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