Incident Reports

Unknown group detonates IED


Lumbini, Rolpa, Rolpa, Ward 4

An unknown gang detonated an improvised explosive device on Monday at Trikota Rural Municipality in Libang, the headquarters of Rolpa district.

The locals said that they heard a loud bang and smoke after the IED was set off at the jungle nearby Trikota at Rolpa Municipality-4 at around 1:15pm today.

The police immediately reached the incident site and officials are investigating the matter. Police suspect that the IED explosion was carried out to protest the visit of Province 5 Chief Minister Shankar Pokharel, who had arrived in Rolpa to take part in a programme.

CM Pokharel was in Rolpa to hold discussions with officials of all the local levels regarding development works and security in the province. Another programme, Rolpa Gurans Literary Festival, was also underway in the area when the incident occurred.

Many people who had arrived in Libang to participate in the programme, including from Kathmandu, were in a state of fear following the explosion.

Despite the explosion, CM Pokharel, State Law Minister Kul Prasad KC, and other officials are still planning to go to various other villages in the province as per their schedule.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Remote violence
Weapons Improvised explosive device (IED)
Primary Cause Other political issues
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Unclear
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
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