Three blasts in Kathmandu as assembly prepares to meet
Three bombs went off in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu Wednesday ahead of the delayed meeting of the constituent assembly to abolish monarchy, the dpa reported. Police said two bombs went off within minutes of each other just outside the venue of the meeting where special assembly members waited for the start of the meeting that would end 240-years of Shah Dynasty. Police said they arrested two suspects. A third bomb went of at a busy park in central Kathmandu injuring one person. Police said they were investigating the blasts. There were similar blasts in the days leading to the constituent assembly meeting which were blamed on a group supporting continuation of monarchy in Nepal. Hundreds of police were mobilized in the Nepalese capital Wednesday amid heightened security concerns. On Monday, two crude bombs went off outside the same meeting hall which was blamed on a pro-monarch group GPF Ranvir Sena. The meeting which was scheduled to start Thursday morning has been delayed because of continuing difference among the three biggest political parties.