Eight hurt in Rautahat explosion, NC leader Paudel attacked in Tanahun

NC leader Ram Chandra Paudel inspects his vehicle after the attack on Saturday. Picture: NC Secretariat.

Rautahat–At least eight persons were injured when a bomb went off at Chandrapur Municipality- 5, in Rautahat district today. The blast was carried out nearby a gathering venue of left alliance. Laxmi Rai, Ratna Bahadur BK, Kunta Khatri, Gopal BK, Dilmaya Rai and Yemuna Kafle are among the injured. Sarita Rai and her six years old son Jaibik Rai of Chandrapur- 5 are seriously injured, informed DSP Ram Kumar Dani. Injured have been rushed to Chitwan Medical College Bharatpur for treatment.

Likewise, a bomb went off targeting a vehicle that was travelling by left alliance and Nepali Congress cadres today in Sunkoshi Rural Municipality- 7 in Sankhuwasabha. They were on the way to electoral rallies and mass meetings. According to police inspector Sita Karki, there is no report of human casualty however the vehicle met minor damage.  CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal and CPN-MC leader Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal were scheduled to address the mass meetings. Nepali Congress leader Bal Krishna Khan was also scheduled to address NC mass meeting.

Likewise, Nepali Congress senior leader and this party electoral candidate from Tanahun district Ram Chandra Paudel was attacked at Nepal Danda of Bhanu- 10, in Tanahun today. A pressure cooker bomb was blasted targeting a vehicle which was traveling by leader Paudel and his team. They were on their way to programs of Gorkha and Lamjung. According to Paudel personal aide Chirinjeevi Adhikari, the blasts shattered vehicle’s window pans however Paudel is safe.

Similarly, a private land cruiser of CPN-UML candidate Prem Prasad Tulachan was vandalized in Mustang district on Friday evening. The windscreen of jeep was broken as stone was pelted on it. The vehicle was being parked when the incident was carried out. Leader Tulachan had just returned to Jomsom after completing a week-long electoral rallies and meetings of Upper Mustang.

In the same context, Nepal Army personnel defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) placed near Hospital Chok in Bensisahara Municipality-8 of Lamjung district today. The people had informed the security forces after seeing some suspicious object on the road side. The hand of Netra Bikram Chand Biplav led CPN Maoist has been believed in all the incidents.


Published on: November 18, 2017 5:31 pm

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