Bomb scare at half a dozen private schools in Valley & Explosions condemned

2016-09-20

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Explosions condemned

KATHMANDU: The Private and Boarding Schools Association Nepal (Pabson), NPabson and Higher Secondary Schools Association on Tuesday condemned bomb blasts outside two schools and planting of explosive devices at other schools in the Capital. At a Joint programme organised on Tuesday afternoon, the umbrella organisations of private institutions demanded that the government ensure safety of schools and children.

Issuing a statement, the Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB) said it "condemns such acts which can have deep psycho-logical scar on the minds of young children." It has also urged all concerned to resolve their issues through dialogue. Similarly. The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) also condemned the placement and explosions of bombs at schools, saying "schools are meant to be safe havens and must remain as areas where children can learn and grow in safe and happy environment free from any violence and threats. "When some political activists resort to blowing up schools, I urge them to think how they would have felt if someone else had done the same thing to their schools or favourite places during their own childhood," a Unicef press release quoted Tomoo Hozumi, Unicef Nepal representative, as saying. (PR)

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Today Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were found planted at various schools in the capital, unleashing terrors among people on early Tuesday.Bombs have gone off at three schools in Capital while explosive and suspicious objects have been recovered from five others on Tuesday morning. No human casualties have been reported from the explosions.

According to Kathmandu police chief SP Bikram Singh Thapa cylinder bombs exploded at Akash Deep Boarding School and Manakamana Higher Secondary School in Jorpati, Kathmandu, at around 3:45 this morning.

Suspicious items have been recovered from various schools in the valley. Objects have been recovered from Radiant Readers Academy in Sanepa, Kanchanjunga School in Dallu, Rai School and East Pole School in Boudha and Bal Sansar Secondary School in Jorpati.

A sheet of pamphlet belonging to Young Communist Force Nepal (YCFN) was found inside the school.

According to republica the police have arrested two people of YCFN. Even though SSP Bikram Singh Thapa confirmed the arrest of two people, he refused to name them.