Nepal explosion: Four dead after TRIPLE BLAST in Kathmandu

Security personnel checking and seal an explosion site in Kathmandu

Security personnel checking and seal an explosion site in Kathmandu

Four people have been killed and seven others injured after three explosions in separate areas of Kathmandu, a police spokesman says.

Nepalese army personnel examine the site of an explosion in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 26.

The person killed in the bomb explosion in Ghattekulo has been identified as Prajwal Shahi.

The third blast, a crude device, went off near a brick kiln in the Thankot area of Kathmandu, injuring two people, police said.

One witness said: "I heard a big noise and rushed to the spot to find the walls of a house had developed cracks due to the impact of the blast".

Three explosions killed three people and wounded at least eight in different parts of Nepal's capital on Sunday, with police suspecting that an outlawed communist group was responsible.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but police said they suspect the involvement of a Maoist splinter group whose pamphlets were found in a house where one of the explosions took place.

Two more were injured when an explosive they were carrying on a motorcycle in the outskirts of Kathmandu exploded.

"A pamphlet from the group has been found at the site of the first blast", Gyawali said.

The areas around the two blast sites were quickly closed by police and the injured were taken to hospitals.

The government outlawed the group following the incident, banning their activities.

The group has called for a nationwide general strike on Monday to pressure the government in releasing their detained members.

Security forces were put on high alert across the capital and various neighborhoods were being patrolled by officers.

Nepal has enjoyed a relatively peaceful environment since the end of a decade-long civil war which concluded with a peace deal struck in 2006.

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