Incident Reports

IED goes off near UN Park in Lalitpur, no human casualty


Bagmati, Lalitpur, Lalitpur, Ward 10

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off near UN Park in Kupondole of Lalitpur on Friday. No human casualty has been reported, police said. The incident occurred at around 6:20 pm today. The explosion was heard in various parts of the Kathmandu Valley. According to DSP Apil Raj Bohara of the Metropolitan Police Circle, Singhadurbar, an unidentified group detonated the bomb to terrorise the people in the run up to the second phase of parliamentary and provincial elections slated for December 6. Police said that the bomb was detonated in the pile of garbage collecting site located in between UN Park and Thapathali Bridge. A police team has already reached the site and investigating the incident. Following the explosion, locals were left panic stricken. Earlier on Tuesday, a bomb went off when the left alliance of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) were holding an election campaign in Lagankhel of Lalitpur. The bomb went off when UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli was addressing the assembly. On the same evening, the IED went off in Balkot of Suryabinayak Municipality-3 in Bhaktapur. The bomb exploded in a town planning near Rose Village at around 7:30 pm. No human casualty was reported since the blast occurred in an empty area. CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli, federal parliamentary candidate from NC Daman Nath Dhungana and provincial assembly ‘B’ candidate from left alliance Rajendra Shrestha live in Balkot. This is the third explosion that took place in the Kathmandu Valley ahead of the elections. Amid rising incidents of blast targeting election candidates in different parts of the country, the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday had directed the law enforcement agencies to step up measures to ensure effective security. A temporary cop in Tulsipur of Dang on Wednesday became the first casualty of poll-related violence. Binod Chaudhary, 23, who was critically injured in the IED blast targeted at an election rally that was to be addressed by Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba in Tulsipur on Tuesday, breathed his last during the course of treatment. कुपन्डोलको यूएन पार्क नजिक शुक्रबार साँझ बम विस्फोट भएको छ । अज्ञात समूहले थापाथलीको पुल र यूएन पार्कको बीचमा फोहोर फालिएको ठाउँमा विस्फोट गराएको जावलाखेल प्रहरीले जनाएको छ । चुनावको विपक्षमा गतिविधि गरिरहेको समूहले आतंक फैलाउन विस्फोट गराएको प्रहरी अनुमान छ । विस्फोटबाट कुनै मानवीय क्षति भएको छैन । विस्फोट फोहोरको थुप्रोमा गराइएकोले अवशेष समेत भेटिन नसकेको प्रहरीले जनाएको छ । प्रहरीले घटनास्थलमा अनुसन्धान जारी राखेको छ । प्रतिनिधिसभा र प्रदेशसभाको पहिलो चरण निर्वाचन अघिदेखि नै देशका विभिन्न जिल्लामा उम्मेदवार लक्षित बम विस्फोटका घटना हुँदै आएको छ । मंगलबार तुलसीपुरमा प्रधानमन्त्री शेरबहादुर देउवाले सम्बोधन गर्ने चुनावीसभालाई लक्षित गरेर विस्फोट गराउँदा घाइते भएका एक म्यादी प्रहरीको ज्यान गएको थियो । मंगलबार दिउँसो पनि वाम गठबन्धनले लगनखेलमा आयोजना गरेको चुनावसभा नजिक बम विस्फोट गराइएको थियो । गठबन्धनका नेता एवं एमाले अध्यक्ष केपी ओलीले सम्बोधन गर्ने क्रममा बिस्फोट गराउँदा स्थानीय विद्यालयको झ्यालका सिसा फुटेको थियो । सोही दिन साँझ भक्तपुरको सूर्यविनायक नगरपालिका–३, बालकोट रोजभिलेज नजिकैको प्लानिङमा पनि बम विस्फोट गराएको थियो ।
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) Group of civilians (only Target)
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media , Local Newspaper - Dhanusha