Rise in violence in Nepal ahead of elections

Violent activities have increased in Nepal as the strike called by Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist-led 33-party alliance that opposes the November 19 Constituent Assembly Elections entered its second day on Tuesday.

IANS| Last Updated: Nov 12, 2013, 16:57 PM IST

Kathmandu: Violent activities have increased in Nepal as the strike called by Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M)-led 33-party alliance that opposes the November 19 Constituent Assembly Elections entered its second day on Tuesday.

There are hundreds of cases of violence across the country. The Nepal Army has defused a number of bombs planted in different parts of the country, Xinhua reported.

Security agencies were still not clear whether the CPN-M-led alliance is planting the bombs or there are other groups behind such cases.

Protestors on Tuesday attacked a micro bus in the capital with a petrol bomb injuring one child.

Over 10 bombs were defused on Monday by teams of the Nepal Army.

There are also incidents of public buses being set ablaze while their drivers were sleeping inside. The Nepal Army has been deployed on the streets of Kathmandu but people are afraid to open shops and schools and run public vehicles.