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Explosion targets Indian Embassy's field office in Biratnagar

17 April 2018

Kathmandu: A crude bomb went off outside an Indian government relief office in Nepal causing minor damage but no injuries, officials said on Tuesday, in what appeared to be a rare gesture of Nepali anger towards its giant neighbour to the south. No staff was present inside the consulate building at the time of the blast. "A minor explosion took place along the rear boundary wall of the camp office of embassy of India at Biratnagar, Nepal at about 20:15 hours on April 16". Localites informed that the intensity of the blast was low and the incident happened near the temporary office of the embassy which was set up during the floods in Nepal and North Bihar. No one was at the office when explosion took place.

The security near the site has been beefed up after the blast.

Investigating officers suspected cadres of Netra Bikram Chand's Communist Party of Nepal to have caused the blast, reported The Kathmandu Post. The party had called a general strike in Biratnagar yesterday.

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Minor explosion outside Indian embassy office in Nepal's Biratnagar; reports of ISI's involvement

"The incident took place at night and there was no one inside the office", Paudel said.

The role of ISI is suspected to be behind the attack and also said that they are planning attacks on other Indian embassies also.

Biratnagar is the industrial capital of Nepal and 6 km north of the border of Bihar.

Explosion targets Indian Embassy's field office in Biratnagar