Normal life across Morang and Sunsari district came to a grinding halt on Sunday following a strike called in protest of the bomb explosions at a mosque at Sarauchiya in Biratnagar sub-metropolis on Saturday night. Two persons were killed and two other injured when three bombs went off almost simultaneously at a mosque in Biratnagar last night. Educational institutions, industries and marketplaces remained shut and vehicles stayed off the road due to the shutdown called by Morang Business Association. The Morang District Administration lifted the curfew clamped in Biratnagar. The district administration had issued curfew orders from 9 last night till 8 this morning in the areas surrounding the mosque to take situation under control in the aftermath of the incident.
Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Sunday expressed sadness over Saturday’s multiple blasts at Choti Mosque in Biratnagar that left two people killed and two others severely injured. PM Koirala condemned the blasts and requested the Muslim community not to be deterred by the attack. A radical Hindu outfit claiming to be fighting for a Hindu stae has claimed the responsibility. Claiming that the regressive elements had carried out these activities taking advantage of the dispute among the seven ruling parties, the octogenarian Prime Minister said that the objectives with which these regressive elements carried out the blats will not be fulfilled.