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WorldFour killed in three explosions in Nepal's Kathmandu

03:35  27 may  2019
03:35  27 may  2019 Source:   aljazeera.com

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KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Three people were killed and six others injured on Sunday in two separate explosions in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu , and police said they suspected a Maoist splinter group may have been responsible.

Four killed in three explosions in Nepal's Kathmandu © [Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters] Security forces were put on high alert and officers were patrolling key areas of Kathmandu [Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters]

Four people were killed and seven others injured in three separate explosions in the Nepali capital Kathmandu, police sources said.

"Three people were killed on the spot and the fourth one died while undergoing treatment at a hospital," police official Shyam Lal Gyawali said on Sunday, adding that the nature of the blasts was still being investigated.

One person was killed in an explosion inside a house in the Ghattekulo residential area in the heart of the city.

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At least three people have died in two explosions in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu , officials say. Five other people were injured in the blasts - one in the city centre and the other in the outskirts, KTV reported. The causes of the blasts are not yet clear but the Himalayan Times, quoting police

KATHMANDU , Nepal — Two explosions killed three people and wounded at least five more in different parts of Nepal ’ s capital on Sunday, with police suspecting that an outlawed communist The first explosion occurred in northern Kathmandu , killing two people and injuring four , police said.

"I heard a big noise and rushed to the spot to find the wall of a house had developed cracks due to the impact of the blast," 17-year-old student Govinda Bhandari told Reuters news agency at the site of the first blast.

The second blast took place near a hairdresser in the Sukedhara area on the outskirts of the city, where three people were killed.

The third blast, a crude device, went off near a brick kiln in the Thankot area of Kathmandu, injuring two people, police said. All  seven injured people were taken to hospital.

'Stepped up security'

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but police said they suspect involvement of a Maoist splinter group whose pamphlets were found in a house where one of the explosions took place.

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At least three people have died in two explosions in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu , officials say. Five other people were injured in the blasts - one in the city centre and the other in the outskirts, KTV reported. The causes of the blasts are not yet clear but the Himalayan Times, quoting police, said they

Three people have been killed and at least five injured after two bombs went off in Kathmandu , Nepal on Sunday. The first blast in the northern part of the capital resulted in two deaths, injuring four and the second occurred in a house in Locals gather at the site of an explosion in Kathmandu , Nepal .

Gyawali said that "a pamphlet from the group had been found at the site of the first blast".

"We are investigating all incidents and have stepped up the security," police spokesman Bishwa Raj Pokharel told the AFP news agency.

The incidents come on the eve of a nationwide strike called by the same Maoist splinter group, protesting death of their cadre in a police encounter over a week ago.

Nepal has enjoyed a relatively peaceful environment since the end of a decade-long civil war which concluded with a peace deal in 2006. The main group of the former rebels has joined the party that runs the government.

But some former fighters have broken away, accusing their previous leaders of betraying their original revolutionary ideals.

In February, the breakaway group was implicated in an explosion that killed one person outside the office of a telecom company Ncell, part of Malaysia-based Axiata Group Berhad.

The government outlawed the group following the incident, banning their activities.

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