June 9: An unidentified group has detonated an improvised explosive device at a contact office of Upper Karnali Hydropower Project. According to police, an unidentified group exploded a pressure cooker bomb at the office in Bhairabsthan of Turmakhand Rural Municipality in Achham district at 4 am on Saturday.
The project had set up its contact office in a rented house of one Deepak BC, a local of the rural municipality. The explosion has completely destroyed the house built of stones and mud. A motorcycle parked nearby was also destroyed in the explosion, according to DSP Janak Shahi, chief of the District Police Office, Achham.
Police arrived at the incident site early in the morning and have been carrying out investigation. According to DSP Shahi, a team of 40 police personnel has been deployed to carry out the investigation.