12 injured in bus attack in Nepal | Inquirer News

12 injured in bus attack in Nepal

/ 03:01 PM November 15, 2013

A victim of an explosion receives treatment at Grande hospital in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Attackers hurled a gasoline bomb at a passenger van in Nepal’s capital during an opposition-called transport blockade Wednesday, injuring nine people, most with burns on their faces and body, police said. AP

KATMANDU, Nepal—Police says activists attacked a passenger bus defying an opposition-called transport blockade with gasoline bombs, injuring 12 people on board.

Suspected opposition activists attacked the bus, which was part of a convoy being escorted by police after midnight near Basamadi village on the Mahendra highway in southern Nepal.

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The attackers fled in the darkness. Police believe they were supporters of the alliance of 33 opposition parties who have been attacking vehicles to enforce their nine-day transport blockage since Tuesday aimed at disrupting next week’s elections in Nepal.

A similar attack on a passenger van on Wednesday in Katmandu left nine people injured.

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