Bomb diffused at Shantinagar, Tinkune

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A suspicious package found in front of the office of the Metropolitan Police Circle, New Baneshwor near Bagmati Bridge in Tinkune, Kathmandu, on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Photo: Ujjwal Satyal/THT

A team of Nepal Army diffused the bomb found in a suspicious package located nearby the Metropolitan Police Circle (MPC), neat Tinkune-Baneshwor Bagmati Bridge.

The bomb has been found on the day when Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’-led Communist Party of Nepal has imposed nationwide general strike after police disrupted an event of the party and arrested its leaders and cadres in Biratnagar of Morang district on Sunday. Hence they organized a day strike at all around Nepal.

Meanwhile, the spot have been has been cleared and evacuated allowing one-way traffic along the Maitighar Mandala-Tinkune road section, police informed.

“It has been arranged to deploy the Nepal Army personnel to the site to inspect the package”, police informed.

The spot was evacuated and one-way vehicular movement was allowed along the Maitighar Mandala-Tinkune road section after a black package that looked like a school bag with wires and a switch coming out of it, and a sheet of paper written “Khatara” (Danger) on it, was found this afternoon.

Meanwhile, nobody has claimed the responsibility for the terrorizing act.

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