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Minor blast at Nepal hydroelectricity project

ANI | Updated: Apr 29, 2018 21:58 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Apr 29 (ANI): A minor explosion took place at a hydropower project in Nepal's Sankhuwasabha district on Saturday.

"An unidentified group detonated the IED targeting Tumlingtar-based office of Arun-3 Hydropower Project at around Saturday midnight," Chief District Officer Shiwaraj Joshi told The Himalayan Times.

Joshi further said that there were no casualties in the explosion, adding it caused minor damage to the office. An investigation has been launched to probe the attack.

Till now, no one has claimed responsibility for the explosion.

A Project Development Agreement (PDA) for Arun III was signed with India's state-owned Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal in 2014.

The project is scheduled to be completed by 2020.

Earlier on April 17, a minor explosion took place near a camp office of the Indian embassy in Kathmandu's Biratnagar area.

No injuries were reported and the office wall on the western side of the office was slightly damaged in the explosion. (ANI)