Election day bomb in Kathmandu injures 3: police

  • AFP, Kathmandu
  • Updated: Nov 19, 2013 10:49 IST

A crude bomb exploded on Tuesday in Nepal's capital hours after polls opened for national elections, injuring three people and raising fears that left-wing extremists will disrupt the vote, police said.

"A bomb exploded at 10am on Tuesday in Bhotebahal neighbourhood in Kathmandu. Three people including a child have been injured," police spokesman Ganesh KC said.

The incident, which comes after a series of similar attacks by anti-poll protestors in recent days, occurred when an eight-year-old boy picked up the bomb apparently thinking it was a toy, another police official said.

"Eight-year-old Samir Khadgi grabbed the bomb assuming it to be a toy on a road in Bhotebahal," Hemant Pal, a Kathmandu-based police official, told AFP.

"He has injuries on his hand and face," Pal said.

Two others suffered minor injuries, local police official Yagyadinod Pokharel told AFP.

Demonstrators from a hardline faction of the Maoist party, which won elections in 2008, have escalated efforts to disrupt the vote in recent days, torching vehicles and hurling explosives at traffic.

The protestors say elections cannot be held under an interim administration set up after the collapse of Nepal's first constituent assembly, and want polls to be postponed until a cross-party government is put in place.

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