At least three killed, five injured in two separate blasts in the capital; Police confirm Biplab-led group behind the blast

Kathmandu / May 26: At least three persons have lost their lives on explosion of Improvised Explosive Devices at assorted locations in Kathmandu this afternoon.

According to the police, a person died on the spot after a bomb went off in the ground floor at Sangam Galli near Ghattekuolo around 4:30 pm on Sunday. The incident took place at the house of Lokmanjari Karki, a Ghattekulo local.

However, police are yet to ascertain the identities of the deceased.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Ashok Singh who was on the site to investigate the explosion said, Rabin KC who was severely injured in the incident is undergoing treatment at the Trauma Centre.

“Police have recovered pamphlets of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal near the spot of the incident,” SP Singh added.

A person apparently fled the scene after the incident at Ghattekulo, according to eyewitnesses.

Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police personnel have arrived at the scene and are conducting investigation. Meanwhile, NA’s bomb disposal unit has also arrived at the site.

Likewise, two persons were killed in a similar incident in Sukedhara in the capital. According to the police, one person was killed as the IED he was ‘planting’ went off before he could leave the site.

Another person breathed his last while in course of treatment at the hospital.

A total of five people have been injured in these incidents. They are receiving treatment at various health facilities in the capital, police said.

Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal has called for Nepal Banda tomorrow.

Police confirm Biplab-led group behind the blast

Meanwhile, Police have confirmed that the injured Rabindra KC as a cadre of student wings affiliated with the Biplab-led group. It is reported that KC had just reached at his friend’s rented room at the time explosion, according to SSP Shyam Gyawali of Metropolitan Police Range. Injured KC is receiving treatment at Trauma Center.

Police have assumed the explosion as the preparation for the strike called by the Biplab-led group for Monday. Police have recovered pamphlets from the incident site.

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