Incident Reports

Pressure cooker bomb planted by Biplab-led group defused in Banepa


KATHMANDU, Jan 23: A pressure cooker bomb planted by the outlawed CPN (Maoist) led by Netra Bikram Chand "Biplab' in Banepa Bazar in Kavrepalanchwok district has been defused on Saturday.

According to police, a bomb disposal team of the Nepal Army defused the bomb planted on the highway in the Budol area of Araniko Highway. Police had stopped the movement of all vehicles since 3 am to search bombs planted by the outlawed group after receiving a tip-off that the group had planted bombs in several locations to make the nationwide general strike they called for Saturday a success. 

Police said vehicular movement along Araniko Highway has already resumed. The Biplab-led group called the general strike what it said against the arrest of its central secretariat member Kanchan a few weeks ago. The group had detonated a bomb in the Bethankchowk area in Kavrepalanchowk on Friday evening.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Symbolic violence
Weapons Improvised explosive device (IED)
Primary Cause Other political issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN (Chand) and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media