LAHAN, March 14: The Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (Revolutionary), an armed outfit led by Jaya Krishna Goit, has taken the responsibility of a bomb blast at a government office in Siraha’s Lahan earlier today.
Releasing a press statement hours after the incident, Goit stated that the blast was a part of his group’s ‘campaign against corruption’.
“We detonated a pressure cooker bomb at 12:47 PM as an action against corruption,” reads the statement. More stringent action will be taken if corruption continues, and the Government of Nepal and Provincial Government would be responsible for it, according to the outfit.
Earlier, police recovered pamphlets published by the outfit from the first floor of the crowded office where the bomb went off. Several pieces of pamphlets were found in such a condition that it is hard to read what is written on them, according to police.
At least seven people including a government employee were injured in the blast.