Bomb set off at Arun III project site

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, January 26

An unidentified group detonated an at the site of the under- 900-megawatt Arun III in Sankhuwasabha district on Saturday.

Senior Superintendent of Police Shekhar Koirala, spokesperson for Nepal Police in Province 1, has confirmed the blast at the project site on Saturday night. “Investigation into the incident has started. We have not arrested anyone connected with blast till now and no one has claimed responsibility to it.”

The project has repeatedly faced such attacks, with the blame often going to Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)-led Communist Party. The last time the office came under attack was on February 8, 2019.

The blast caused by a pressure cooker bomb has damaged the generator of the project. The walls near the generator have also been damaged and pieces of the pressure cooker were found at the site of the explosion, said a project , seeking anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to the media. “We are going to hold a meeting immediately with the concerned stakeholders to ensure the security of the project,” the source said.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Santosh Budhathoki, who is a


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