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09 Jan 2020 | 10:15 AM UTC

Nepal: Suspected IED discovered in Kathmandu January 9

Authorities investigating suspected improvised explosive device (IED) in Kathmandu January 9; heightened security presence expected



A suspected improvised explosive device (IED) was discovered in the vicinity of the Skylark English School in the Tokha neighborhood of Kathmandu on Thursday, January 9. Authorities have cordoned off the area and an investigation is ongoing.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are expected in the affected area over the coming hours.  


Individuals in Kathmandu are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.