Nepal bus blast kills dozens

Almost 40 people were killed and dozens of people injured in south-western Nepal when a landmine exploded under a crowded commuter bus in one of the most deadly attacks on civilians since the Maoist rebellion erupted in 1996.

The blast occurred in the district of Chitwan, 110 miles south of Kathmandu, in the early hours yesterday. Army officers blamed the rebels for the bombing, saying the explosion had been caused by a homemade bomb. Maoists as a rule try to avoid targeting civilians.Full Story

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