Two dead in Nepal mosque bomb blastMarch 30th, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu , Mar.30 (ANI): At least two people were killed and two were injured when bomb explosions rocked a mosque at Sarauchiya in Nepal s Biratnagar late on Saturday evening.
A Kantipur report said indefinite curfew has been imposed in the area since 9 p.m. local time Saturday.
The dead were identified as Phiroj Khan and Parvej Iraki Ansari. They died while being taken to the B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan, police said.
Of the two injured, Khursid Ansari is undergoing treatment in Dharan while Mohammad Raju Miya has been admitted to the Koshi Zonal Hospital in Biratnagar.
Police told the paper that two unidentified persons had lobbed four bombs at the mosque from a motorcycle. Three bombs exploded immediately and a fourth later. Over 60 persons were reciting evening prayers inside the mosque at the time of the incident.
The underground Nepal Defense Army has taken responsibility for the blasts. One R P Mainali aka Paribartan, who identified himself as supreme commander of the group, owned up the groups involvement in the blast, in a press statement. (ANI)
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