1 hurt in blast targeting NC senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel

KATHMANDU:  A pressure cooker bomb went off targeting Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel at Nepal Danda of  Bhanu Municipality-10 in Tanahun district this afternoon.

A policeman has been injured in the incident that occurred at 3:00 pm today, said DSP Padam Bahadur Bista at the Lamjung District Police Office.

The NC senior leader was on his way to address a programme in Lamjung when the incident took place, police said.

Paudel and his cadres, however, are safe, it has been reported. The glass of the vehicle (Ba 13 Cha 3546) was shattered in the incident.

Police are yet to know the cause and people involved in the attack.