The police, with Nepal Army’s help, diffused a bomb near Vice-President Paramananda Jha’s residence on Saturday. A bomb was detonated in the same area on Friday evening, injuring one woman.

The police said the diffused bomb was planted on Friday evening itself.

An underground outfit, Kirat Republican Workers’ Party, had carried out Friday’s explosion. Police say they have identified the bombers and would arrest them soon.

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on Saturday visited Mr. Jha’s residence to see the security arrangement, which has been stepped up after Friday’s explosion.

As the deadline given to the Vice-President by the Supreme Court to either take his oath in Nepali or be ready to give up his post nears, Mr. Jha is expected to announce his decision on Sunday.

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