Two persons died on the spot while the other victim breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the Bir Hospital. Police identified two of the deceased as Krishna Bahadur Tamang and Bishnu Pulami. Other injured have been admitted to various hospitals.
Samyukta Jatiya Mukti Morcha-Bishwokranti (SJMM), a little known underground outfit, has claimed responsibility for the explosion. Recently, the group had also carried out an explosion at the mobile phone tower in Dhadhing.
According to media news, spokesperson of the group who identified himself as Bishwo Kranti in a telephone call to Sagarmatha Television said the blast was carried out in protest against the recent price hikes. NOC hiked the prices of petroleum products three days ago effective from Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Home Ministry informed at a press meet that a probe panel has been formed to investigate the explosion headed by DIG Upendra Kanta Aryal, the chief of Nepal Police Central Investigation Bureau with members-Senior Superintendent Devendra Sudedi, Senior Superintendent Kedar Man Singh Bhandari and Superintendent Subodh Ghimire.
Chief at Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Office, AIG Kuber Singh Rana informed that the powerful explosion was carried out by using an electronic device and police have suspected that remote control might have used for the blast. (Photo Credit: The Himalayan Times and AFP)
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