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Bomb blast outside Indian consulate office in Nepal

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

A bomb went off outside an office in Nepal's Biratnagar, damaging the wall of the premises, a media report said today.

Morang SP BC said the blast took place last night in an open space behind the building that caused minor damage to the wall. Police said they are investigating to find out on who caused the blast, Kathmandu Post reported.

Investigating officers suspect that cadres of a local political group have caused the blast. The party had called a general strike in yesterday.

The security around the has been upped after the incident.

Meanwhile, security sources in citing inputs from said a small explosion took place at at the consulate office.

This is a temporary office which had been set up during floods in and north and continues to function since then.

The explosion happened at around 8:20 pm and caused a hole in the compound wall. No one was in the office at the time of the incident, sources said.

is the industrial capital of and 6 km north of the border of

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 09:35 IST