Three killed in Nepal bombing

February 27th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Kathmandu, Feb 27 (IANS) At least three people, including a woman, were killed Monday in a powerful petrol bomb blast in the Nepali capital, media reports said.

More than six people were injured — five of them critically, Xinhua reported.

Local media reports said the blast took place around 1 p.m. outside the gate of the Nepal Oil Corporation’s central office in Babarmahal area, close to the country’s seat of government Singhadurbar.

The Samyukta Jatiya Mukti Morcha-Bishwokranti (SJMM), an ethnic outfit, has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Police cordoned off the site immediately after the incident. The injured were admitted to the Bir Hospital.

Local media said a meeting on fuel price hike was underway in the Nepal Oil Corporation’s office when the explosion rocked the building.

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