Bombs and Clashes Terrorize Voters Across Nepal

CPN Maoist

KATHMANDU: A day after Nepal government announced its “Maoist-proof” plan for holding Constituent Assembly member elections, bombs placed by the CPN-Maoist and clashes between political parties, stole away citizens’ peace.

A bomb was detonated at a CA election regional mass meeting of Nepali Congress in Hatiya of Makwanpur-1.

Of the two bombs placed at the the venue, one was disposed by the Nepal Army’s bomb squad. No casualities have been reported.

A bomb was found placed at Farseni along the Gorahi-Tulsipur highway section on Sunday morning. A Nepal Army bomb squad from the 19th Brigade had disposed the bomb.

Along with the bomb, transportation to and from the district had come to halt due to the band enforced by the CPN-Maoist’s district chapter.

Similarly, morning hours in Champapur and Shivapur highway towns of Nawalparasi district remained tense after bombs were found and disposed by the Nepal Army bomb disposal squad.

Though officially no-one has claimed responsibility of planting the bombs, the bombs were found in areas where UCPN Maoist leaders were to pass-by for attending electoral campaigns.

Along with the bomb and band terror of the CPN-Maoist, that were more or less anticipated, locals in some places across the nation had a tough Sunday morning following clashes between CA election contending parties.

CPN UML and UCPN Maoist cadres clashed in Sindhuli-1 constituency while both were participating electoral campaigns.

The clashes were dispersed through police intervention. 5 people are reported to have been injured in the incident.

In Jaljala of Sankhuasabha-1, UCPN Maoist’s CA election candidate Rajendra Kiranti was assaulted by unidentified armed personals. The police recovered an SLR Rifle, 11 bullets and materials for preparing bomb from the area in follow up search.