Blast at Indian camp office in Nepal being probed

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) After an explosion at the camp office of the Indian Embassy in Nepal on Monday night, a senior official here said on Tuesday that the incident is being probed.

“A minor explosion took place along the rear boundary wall of the camp office of Embassy of India at Biratnagar, Nepal at about 8.15 p.m. on April 16, 2018,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to queries.

“No one has been injured in the incident,” he said.

“Our Embassy in Kathmandu is in touch with Government of Nepal. The security authorities in Nepal are investigating the matter.”

A pressure cooker bomb went off near the Indian Embassy field office in Nepal’s Biratnagar late on Monday damaging the walls of the premises, Nepal Police said. No one has claimed responsibility.

It is suspected that a splinter group of the Maoists led by Netra Bikram Chand could be responsible for the blast due to its anti-Indian rhetoric in the past.

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