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Explosion in Gelephu

May 23, 2011

An improvised explosive device exploded in Gelephu town at around 9:45 pm yesterday. The devise was planted in a plastic dustbin near the Losel Cinema Hall in Gelephu.  The explosion shattered the window glass and broke the ceiling of the canteen. However, there were no causalities.

About two hours earlier another improvised explosive device exploded in Phuentsholing injuring an Indian national.

The 23-year-old was discharged last night after he was treated for minor injuries on his face, neck and left hand.

The improvised explosive device exploded in the Zangdopelri lhakhang area in the heart of the Phuentsholing town at around 7:50 pm. Police said the device was planted in a metal dustbin.

Many people come to the Zangdopelri lhakhang to circumambulate in the evening. Residents said safety measures should be put in place.

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