Pressure cooker bomb diffused in Dhading

DHADING: A bomb disposal team of Nepal Army (NA) has diffused a Pressure-Cooker bomb in Dhunibesi Municipality of Dhading district this morning.

Security personnel securing the site after a pressure cooker bomb was found along Prithivi Highway at Chalise in Dhunibesi Municipality of Dhading district on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Photo: Keshav Adhikari/THT
Security personnel securing the site after a pressure cooker bomb was found along Prithivi Highway at Chalise in Dhunibesi Municipality of Dhading district on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Photo: Keshav Adhikari/THT

After a report of a suspicious bag found near the Tax Collection Post at Chalise along the Prithvi Highway, police in coordination with NA and Armed Police Force of Nepal (APF) cordoned the area.

During the search of the suspicious Zebra bag, the NA bomb unit found a pressure-cooker with wires attached and diffused it, informed Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rupak Khadka, Spokesperson at Dhading District Police Office (DPO).

Security personnel securing the site after a pressure cooker bomb was found along Prithivi Highway at Chalise in Dhunibesi Municipality of Dhading district on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Photo: Keshav Adhikari/THT
Security personnel securing the site after a pressure cooker bomb was found along Prithivi Highway at Chalise in Dhunibesi Municipality of Dhading district on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Photo: Keshav Adhikari/THT

The bomb might have been placed in the public to create panic among the locals, informed police.

Meanwhile, further investigation into the case is underway, DSP Khadka said.