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Bomb blast outside Indian consulate office in Nepal

The temporary office had been set up during floods in Nepal and north Bihar and continues to function since then.

A small explosion was reported on Monday night from the Indian consulate office in Nepal’s Biratnagar.

According to an Indian Army source, the explosion took place at Biratnagar at the Indian Embassy Consulate office. He said it is a temporary office which was set up during the recent floods in Nepal and North Bihar. Biratnagar is just six kilometers away from India-Nepal border.

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

No one was present in the office when the explosion happened, he said.

Nepal police, which is investigating the blast, are suspecting cadres of a local political group. The group had called a general strike in Biratnagar on Monday.

Biratnagar, Nepal’s second biggest city after Kathmandu, is very close to the India border across Bihar

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