Three IEDs found, two arrested with bomb

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KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been found at different places of Kathmandu on Tuesday.

The IEDs were found at Naikap Balkhu bridge of Chandragiri Municipality, Nayapati of Gokarneshwor Municipality and Jamal of Kathmandu Metropolitan City. Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ has called nation-wide general strike today.

Chief of Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, Bishworaj Pokharel, said that Nepal Army has defused the bombs planted at Naikap and Nayapati, adding police have arrested two persons—Usha Kiran and Tara Sanjel along with bomb from Jamal.

Earlier this morning, bombs were found at different places of Bhaktapur. Police have also been mobilized on plainclothes for peace and security, it is learnt.