A little-known group demanding free education for Nepalese children triggered cylinder bomb blasts outside three schools in Kathmandu on Tuesday, causing minor damage.
No one was injured in the blasts, police said, adding unexploded bombs were also found at five other schools in the city.
“Cylinder bombs exploded at Akash Deep Boarding School and Manakamana Higher Secondary School in Jorpati, Kathmandu, at around 3:45 this morning.
“The unexploded devices found in front of five other schools in Kathmandu were either detonated or removed,” police chief SP Bikram Singh Thapa was quoted as saying by The Kathmandu Post.
Nepal Army bomb disposal team have been mobilised to defuse the bombs.
Two persons were arrested on suspicion of being behind the blasts. Pamphlets were found near the blast sites and attached to the unexploded devices from a little-known group demanding free education for all Nepalese children, Thapa said.
The explosions caused minor damage to the schools’ gates, he added.