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Bomb hoax briefly leaves Kathmandu in terror - OnlineKhabar English News


Kathmandu, September 9: A bomb hoax left Kathmandu in terror for around one hour around noon on Thursday when the country was celebrating Teej, one of the biggest festivals for women here. Police were informed that there was a suspicious object inside a toilet on the third floor of the Matrika Eye Hospital, Purano Baneshwar of Kathmandu. Subsequently, the area was cordoned off and a Nepal Army bomb disposal team was called. However, it was found to be a hoax, informs SSP Ashok Singh, the chief of the Metropolitan Police Range in Kathmandu.“An old mobile phone set was connected with a wire and a timer was fixed there,” he says.

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Police arrested a group planting fake bombs at the Matrika Eye Hospital in Old Baneshwor. Ashish Kunwar, 25, of Dhading, his brother Abhishek Kunwar and hotelier Amber Bahadur Roka, 40, of Rolpa were arrested on charges of planting a bomb for ransom. According to SSP Ashok Singh, they were arrested by a team from Kathmandu Police Campus, Teku.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Symbolic violence
Weapons Improvised explosive device (IED)
Primary Cause Robbery/burglary/violent theft
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
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