Friday, February 22, 2019

Before investment summit, unidentified group detonates explosive at Ncell Office

Creating terror among the investors before Nepal Investment Summit, an unidentified group detonated a bomb in front of telecommunication service provider Ncell head office at Nakku in Lalitpur.
Police confirmed that an unidentified group has detonated an explosive near the gate of the Ncell head office at Nakkhu in Lalitpur this evening. The preliminary reports suggest that at least three persons have sustained injuries in the blast. "At least three people have been reported injured after an improvised device exploded at Nakku in Lalitpur," Police added.
Meanwhile, Police also said that an emergency response team has reached the site immediately after the blast.
Police informed that the injured have been rushed to Alka Hospital, B&B Hospital and Mediciti Hospital for treatment. "The injured have been identified as Urusha Manandhar, 25, from Kavre; Pratiksha Khadka, 26, from Baghdol; and Singh Prasad Gurung, 49, from Lamjung district," according to police spokesperson Uttam Raj Subedi. "Manandhar and Gurung are receiving treatment at Nepal Mediciti hospital in Nakkhu while Khadka is being treated at Alka hospital in Jawalakhel, He said, adding that the two females suffered minor injuries while a male victim, who was rushed to B&B Hospital in Satdobato is in critical condition.
"A team of IED disposal unit has been deployed at the site,” according to the police.
Though, the Police claimed that it was a minor explosion, it could create major setback to the government that is planning to organise second Nepal Investment Summit on March 28 and 29 in Kathmandu.
A loud explosion was heard in the area around 7:55 pm, according to eyewitnesses, who also said that the glasses of the nearby houses have also been shattered due to the blast. “A team of IED disposal unit has been deployed at the site,” Police added.

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