KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa and ten others sustained injuries when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in Chapali of Budanilkantha in Kathmandu on Monday.
Thapa, also a House of Representatives candidate from Kathmandu constitutency-4, was in his door-to-door campaign when the blast occurred. Thapa sustained injuries on his back and ear, according to sources.
Thapa was discharged after preliminary treatment, while the others injured are receiving treatment at Teaching Hospital in Maharajgung, according to his companion Jeevan Bhandari.
The injured are Jaya Raj Lamichhane, Raj Kaji Shrestha, Purna Bahadur Shrestha, Rina Baruwal, Shyam Krishna Shrestha, Suman Khadka, Rabindra Karki, Chhabilal Shrestha, Parshuram Thapa and Dhruba Khadka. Of them, Raj Kaji Shrestha and Shyam Krishna Shrestha’s condition is critical.