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NA defuses powerful pressure cooker bomb in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A bomb disposal squad of the Nepal Army (NA) has defused a pressure cooker bomb planted near the office of Armed Police Force (APF) in Saptari along the Rajbiraj-Kunauli road section on Tuesday morning.

The pressure cooker bomb was recovered from a field near the APF office. Police said that the bomb was was prepared using RDX by the cadres of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal.

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Earlier, police had arrested two cadres of NCP with a remote control from Nahar Chok. Based on the duo’s information, police searched the bomb and a bomb disposal team of the Nepal Army searched the IED and defused it.

Police have also seized a remote control to be used in detonating the explosives put inside a five-liter pressure cooker. The two are being interrogated for their alleged crime.

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Tiger kills translocated Arna in CNP

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CHITWAN — A tiger has killed one of the Arnas (wild water buffaloes) — which recently trans-located from Koshi Tappu Wild Life Reserve (KTWR) — in Padampur region of the Chitwan National Park (CNP), on Tuesday.

A monitoring team at the CNP found that an adult female Arna was killed in its enclosure after an attack by the tiger yesterday, as per CNP Chief Protection Officer Ramchandra Kandel.

Pathak said, the preliminary investigation shows that the tiger had entered the enclosure through the point which was repaired in the aftermath of the destruction caused by the monsoon floods. He added that the big cat had used the same opening to get out of the enclosure.

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A team headed to the spot for postmortem, found the half-devoured carcass of the water buffalo at the distance of 60 metres into a bush. The team also traced tiger in the vicinity which was later chased away.

A herd of 12 water buffaloes were translocated to the CNP from the KTWR. Two female buffalos had died in the aftermath of flood disaster on September 2 and 10. Now, there are only nine buffaloes left in the CNP.

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