Blast at two Nepal schools, no casualty
A little-known group, demanding free education for all Nepalese children exploded cylinder bombs outside three schools here on Tuesday, causing minor damage. However, no casualty was reported.
According to the police, unexploded bombs were also found at five other schools in the city. “Cylinder bombs exploded at Akash Deep Boarding School and Manakamana Higher Secondary School in Jorpati, Kathmandu, around 3:45 am. The unexploded devices found in front of five other schools in Kathmandu were either detonated or removed,” police chief SP Bikram Singh Thapa was quoted as saying by The Kathmandu Post.
Nepal Army bomb disposal team have been mobilised on the schools to defuse the bombs.
Two persons have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the blasts. Pamphlets were found littered near the blast sites and attached to the unexploded devices from a little-known group demanding free education for all Nepalese children, Thapa said.
No injuries were reported, and that the explosions caused minor damage to the schools’ gates, he added.
Meanwhile, private school operators have condemned the bombings and demanded stern action against those involved. The chairpersons of all three organisations of private schools HISSAN, PABSON and NPABSON has slammed the government for its failure to provide security to the schools and warned of agitation if the authorities failed to book the perpetrators.