KATHMANDU: The Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand is found to have its hand in two separate explosions in the central capital, Kathmandu on Sunday evening, said the police. Three persons were killed and six others injured in the blasts—one in a house at Sangam alley of Ghattekulo and another in the way near a bridge at Sukedhara.
The explosions were not caused by cooking gas cylinder blasts, said the Nepal Army. “It has been found that cooking gas cylinders did not explode in both incidents of blasts. Security teams have been deployed to the explosion sites, who are investigating the explosions,” said Nepal Army’s Spokesperson Bigyan Dev Pandey.
The identity of all three dead is yet to be ascertained. A person injured in the Ghattekulo explosion has been identified as Rabin KC, 24, of Rukum district. KC, who is a student leader (Tri-Chandra Campus) of the All Nepal National Free Student Union-Revolutionary (ANNFSU-R) affiliated with the CPN, is receiving treatment at National Trauma Centre, said the police. Of the two dead in the Sukedhara blast, one died on the spot, while another at Om Hospital, said the police spokesperson Bishwa Raj Pokharel.
Other three injured in the explosion at Sukedhara identified as Hari Khadka of Kapan, Kathmandu, Surendra Maharjan of Budhanilkantha and Chhotu Thakur of Mahottari are undergoing treatment at Om Hospital. The identity of the two of the injured is yet to be known.
The walls of the building in the Ghattekulo blast have cracks from the blast, said the locals.
A big bang occurred from the explosion, and the police recovered mutilated body of the dead, said an eyewitness Shaurav Bhattarai talking about the explosion. Separate teams from the Nepal Army and Nepal Police have been deployed to the explosion sites, said Senior Superintendent of Police Uttam Raj Subedi, chief of the Metropolitan Police Office, Kathmandu, adding that investigations are ongoing.
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