Bombs explode in two Jhapa churchesBombs have exploded in two different churches of Jhapa district on Monday night. Police have foud pamphlets of pro-Hindu groups from the blast sites.
Two bombs exploded at two different churches of Jhapa district on Monday night.
Police said that bombs planted at Jyoti Church in Damak-10 and Emmanuel Church in Khajurgachi went off at around 11:30 last night. No human casualties have been reported in the incidents but the churches suffered damages in the blast.
According to pastor at Jyoti church, N.D. Thulung, bombs were thrown at the church last night. One bomb severely damaged the windows while the other damaged the gate.
Another bomb was also planted at a church in Gauradaha but it failed to detonate, police said. Pamphlets of Hindu Morcha Nepal were found in all three explosion sites.
Chief District Officer Tej Prasad Poudel said they were investigating the case to find the perpetrators behind the violence.
The blasts in the churches comes less than 24 hours after the Constituent Assembly retained Nepal as a secular state rejecting an amendment proposal to declare Nepal as a Hindu nation.
Bomb goes off in Jhapa police station, 3 cops injured
Three police personnel were injured when a bomb exploded at Surunga Police Station in Surunga, Jhapa, this morning.
Police said that the bomb, originally planted at a local church at Surunga of Kankai Municipality-3, was being diffused at the police station when it suddenly exploded.
Sub-Inspector Dev Narayan Yadav, Head Constable Bharat Karki and Constable Kedar Poudel were injured in the attack. They are admitted at B&B Hospital in Birtamod for further treatment.
Police had brought the bomb at the station after being informed about it by the locals.