Two IEDs planted at NC leader Thapa's house yard defused

Published On: November 22, 2017 03:16 PM NPT

Nuwakot, Nov 22: Two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) found at the house yard of ward member of Shivapuri rural municipality-4 of Nuwakot and Nepali Congress leader, Uddhav Thapa, have been defused today. 

A bomb disposal team of the Nepal Army from Shreenath Battalion, Devighat, deactivated the IEDs, said Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Madhukarjung Bista. 

It has been suspected that the IEDs might have been planted with an objective of disrupting the election programme, where NC leader and candidate in the election to House of Representatives from Nuwakot-1, Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat is scheduled to address it. 

Police suspect involvement of Biplav-led Nepal Communist Party in this connection. On Friday, five NC cadres had sustained injuries after a vehicle used by Mahat for election campaign was ambushed. RSS

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