Explosion outside Indian Embassy in Nepal

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Kathmandu: The Nepali media reported on Monday that there has been a minor blast near the camp office of the Indian embassy, Kathmandu in Nepal. No staff was present inside the consulate building at the time of the blast. The explosion took place around 8 pm last evening and caused a hole of around 1 foot by 1.5 feet in the compound wall towards the secluded rear of the office building complex, sources said. Police are investigating the explosion to find out the culprit behind the blast, Kathmandu Post reported.

The temporary office was set up by India during the floods in Nepal and north Bihar in 2015. It, however, continued to function from Biratnagar ever since then.

Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, which is often accused by India of spying on its internal security affairs or orchestrating terrorist activities in Indian territory, is suspected to have carried out the blast, sources told Indian news channel CNN-News18. "No one has been injured in the incident", Kumar said. The blast has caused major damage to the wall, he said. Moreover, the party had called a general strike on Monday at Biratnagar, which is the industrial capital of the country and is situated 6 km away from the north of the border of Bihar.

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