Bomb scare at half a dozen schools in Valley

Published On: September 20, 2016 08:18 AM NPT By: Deepak Kharel

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were found planted at various schools in the capital, unleashing terrors among people on early Tuesday.

According to AIG Pratap Singh Thapa, the improvised bombs were found planted at Radiant School in Lalitpur, Kanchanjanga School in Dallu, Ray School in Bouddha, Akashdeep School, East Pole School and Manakamana School in Kathmandu.

(Photo: Dinesh Gole/ Republica Online)

Locals claimed that an explosion went off at Manakamana School at around 3:45am today.

A sheet of pamphlet belonging to Young Communist Force Nepal (YCFN) was found inside the school. "A suspicious object was found in other three schools as well," AIG Pratap Singh Thapa told Republica Online.

He also added that the police are investigating these objects.

"We have found various suspicious objects. We are investigating them. We have also found a sheet of pamphlet of YCFN. We arrested a group for their alleged involvement in planting bombs and torching various vehicles."

The police have arrested two people of YCFN. Even though SSP Bikram Singh Thapa confirmed the arrest of two people, he refused to name them.


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