Bomb goes off near mass gathering attended by Oli, Dahal in Baglung

Published On: November 16, 2017 02:41 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BAGLUNG, Nov 16: A bomb went off near a mass gathering organized by left alliance - CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Rastriya Janamorcha - at Hatiya in  Galkot Municipality in the district.

A huge explosion went off sending a plume of smokes near the dumping site behind Galkot Multiple Campus when the top leaders of left alliance were addressing the mass meeting this afternoon. 

However, locals said that they did not find anything when they approached the incident site despite a huge sound of explosion they heard.  

“We heard a huge sound of explosion. But when we went to the incident site, we did not find anything,” said a local.

District Police Office, Baglung also denied about any information about the incident of explosion.

"I am in contact with our channel. I have not received any information about it,” said DSP Bisworaj Singh Thapa, of Baglung District Police Office.

People attending the mass gathering had run helter-skelter when the sound of explosion was heard.

Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and Rastriya Janamorcha Chairman Chitra Bahadur KC were scheduled to address the election program. 


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