Incident Reports

Bomb targeting leftist alliance leader Tripathi goes off in Dhading; no one hurt


Bagmati, Dhading, Thakre, Ward 5

A pressure cooker bomb ambushed targeting the leftist alliance leaders exploded in Damechaur-4 of Thakre Rural Municipality in Dhading district, on Sunday. It has been reported that the bomb was planted targeting the candidate for the House of Representatives Bhumi Tripathi, chairperson of CPN-UML Dhading district . UML leader Netra Raj Paudel said the bomb was planted targeting the leaders who were returning after addressing election rallies, at around 3:00 pm today. “We were on the move, after few minutes we heard a loud explosion, fortunately we survived. The government should book all the culprits,” leader Paudel added. Despite no casualty in the explosion, after the incident locals have been terrorised. Tripathi said his party is not fazed with such terror act plotted for foiling the upcoming elections. Meanwhile, the Dhading District Police Office has beefed up security in the district. Similarly, Nepali Army has defused a powerful bomb planted at the premises of the Election Office Dhading. The District Administration Office has claimed to beefed up security in the area. However, the powerful bomb found inside the election office have questioned the security arrangement in the area. धादिङको प्रतिनिधिसभा क्षेत्र नं १ अन्तर्गत थाक्रे–५ मा एमाले उम्मेद्धार भूमि त्रिपाठी चढेको गाडीलाई लक्षित गरी अज्ञात समूहले सुतली बम विष्फोट गराएको छ । आईतबार बिहान थाक्रे–५ दामेचौरको कार्यक्रम सकेर सोही बस्तीको बाहुनडाँडा भन्ने स्थानमा आयोजना गरिएको वाम गठवन्धनको सभालाई सम्बोधन गर्न जाने क्रममा बम विष्फोट भएको एमाले जिल्ला कमिटी सदस्य रामकुमार आचार्यले बताए । घटनामा कुनै क्षति भएको छैन । बम विष्फोट गराउने समूहको खोजी भइरहेको प्रहरीले जनाएको छ ।
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Remote violence
Weapons Improvised explosive device (IED)
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Actor 1 - Number of people NA
Actor 1 - Affiliations Unclear
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people NA
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) UML and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
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