Explosion near Kathmandu airport injures one

December 27th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Kathmandu, Dec 27 (DPA) At least one person was wounded when a bomb exploded near the airport in the Nepali capital, police said Saturday.The blast occurred Saturday morning near a police check post, half a kilometre away from the terminal building of Tribhuvan International Airport.

“A woman standing near the police check post was wounded by shrapnel from the blast,” Kathmandu district police office said. “We have detained two people on suspicion of involvement.”

Police said there had been no claim of responsibility, adding that they were investigating the incident.

The explosion also damaged a cargo counter of domestic carrier Buddha Air, but flights were not disrupted.

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