IEDs deactivated at various places in districts including Kathmandu

May 14, 2017

Kathmandu - Joint bomb disposal teams of Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police today neutralised improvised explosive devices or IEDs planted at various places in the districts including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Kavrepalanchok and Dailekh on the voting day.

A pressure cooker bomb was deactivated at Pipalbot Chautara in Chandragiri Municipality in Kathmandu.
An IED that was planted in front of the house of CPN-UML poll candidate for mayor of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality was also defused in Gatthaghar this morning.

Likewise, IEDs planted at Panchkhal Municipality in Kavrepalanchok and at Chamunda Bindrasaini Municipality in Dailekh were neutralised, police said.

Elderly inaugurate voting in Dhading

Darkha (Dhading)- Voting started at a polling station at Nilkantha in Dhading's district headquarters with elderly persons above 80 having casting their vote.

Ruplal Shrestha, 90, cast his ballot followed by Pushpa Raj Sapkota, 90, Dil Bahadur Amatya, 84, and Jibanath Rijal, said election officer Yagya Prasad Dhakal.

There are a total of 33,099 voters in Nilkantha Municipality that was created by merging three VDCs and one municipality.

The voting started from 5 am while people with disabilities, elderly and pregnant women have been prioritised. There are a total of 251 polling stations from 109 polling centers where the voting is going on. RSS

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