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4 Dead, 7 Injured After Two Explosions in Nepal


The body of a victim is removed from the site of an explosion in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 26, 2019.

Three powerful explosions in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, killed four people and injured at least seven others on Sunday.

Though no group has claimed responsibility, police suspect that an outlawed communist organization, the Splinter Communist Group, was responsible for the blasts.

Police say a pamphlet from Splinter was found at the site of the first blast. At least some of the dead and injured are believed to be members or supporters of the group.

Police quickly secured the areas and victims were taken to nearby hospitals. Security forces in the region are on “high alert” and officers are patrolling neighborhoods in Nepal’s capital.

The Splinter Communist Group broke away from the Maoist party that fought government forces from 1996 to 2006.

Members of the Maoist party had ceased their armed revolt and entered mainstream politics.

In February, the Splinter Communist Group was suspected of involvement in another explosion that killed one person outside the office of a telecom company Ncell, part of Malaysia-based Axiata Group Berhad.

The government then banned the group following the incident, and forbade their activities.