Two killed in Nepal mosque bomb attack
Monday, 31 March 2008

REUTERS, KATHMANDU - Two people were killed and two injured when attackers on a motorcycle threw two bombs into a mosque in a town in east Nepal, police said on Sunday.

Authorities imposed a curfew in parts of Biratnagar, 200 km southeast of Kathmandu, on the border with India, after the attack late on Saturday. "Two bombs were hurled at the mosque.

One went off and the other did not explode," police officer Yogendra Katuwal said. "A small part of Biratnagar is under curfew," he added. Majority-Hindu Nepal has no history of any serious conflict with Muslims who form a religious minority group.

A little known group called Nepal Defence Army in a statement to local media claimed the responsibility for the blast. Madhav Raj Regmi, district administrator of Morang where Biratnagar is located said investigations were underway regarding the claim. Biratnagar is the home town of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala.

Three fish traders die in Jessore road accident(SC) Three fish traders died and one was injured after a bus crushed a fish van in a head-on collision in Jessore Sunday, police and witnesses said, reports agency. . The accident occurred around 9:00am on Jessore-Benapole highway in front of Sharsha Police Headquarters when a Benapole-bound coach of Eagle Paribahan slammed into the van coming from the opposite direction.

Fish traders Sirajul Islam Gain and Hazrat Ali Gain died on the spot. A third fish trader, Moti Gain, died after he was taken to Jessore General Hospita, Ubaidul Quadir Ujjal, a hospital doctor, told All came from Kannyadaho village in Sharsha upazila.

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