Vehicle carrying left alliance candidates ambushed in Sankhuwasabha


A vehicle carrying candidates of the left alliance for election publicity has been ambushed at Sabhapokhari rural municipality Tuesday morning.

A hand bomb was hurled at the vehicle carrying CPN-UML candidate to the House of Representatives, Rajendra Prasad Gautam, CPN (Maoist Center) candidate to State Assembly (1), Purna Prasad Rai, and proportional candidate of CPN (Maoist Centre) Chetnath Sharma of the district.

According to Gautam, the bomb was hurled while the vehicle with election candidates was heading toward Barhabise bazaar from Dhupu for election publicity.

No human casualty was reported in the incident. A meeting of security committee is now taking place at Khandbari and no one has so far taken the responsibility of the incident.

The elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies are taking place in the district, having only one electoral constituency on November 26.

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