Explosion outside Indian Embassy in Nepal

Explosion outside Indian Embassy in Nepal

(G.N.S) Dt. 17 Kathmandu A small explosion was reported on Monday night from the Indian consulate office in Nepal's Biratnagar.

In New Delhi, an external affairs ministry spokesperson said there was a "minor explosion along the rear boundary wall of the camp office".

"The explosion happened at around 10.20 PM last night and caused a hole of around 1 foot by 1.5 feet in the compound wall towards the secluded rear of the office complex", the officer said.

None of the employee was present inside the building at the time of explosion.

Morang SP Arun Kumar BC said the blast in the open space behind the building caused minor damage to the wall.

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.

The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu has not made any remarks regarding the blast yet. The office is a temporary one, which was set up after the floods in Nepal and Bihar flooded the area. No one claimed responsibility and the motive was not known, he said.

The security around the blast site has been stepped up after the incident.

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