Pedestrian injured in explosion

DHANKUTA: A pedestrian was injured when a socket bomb went off on the banks of Fungsuwas Khola along the Mulghat-Triveni road section located between Dhankuta Municipality-9 and Khalsa Chhintang Sahidbhumi Rural Municipality-7 in Dhankuta on Friday morning.

Police surmise the bomb was planted targeting the NC and left alliance’s election rally. Poll rallies of the two parties were two kilometers and four kilometers away from the explosion site, said SP Sudip Bhandari.