10 Oct '11, 6pm

Minor blasts ahead of Bhutan royal wedding

Minor blasts ahead of Bhutan royal wedding

THIMPHU: Two low-intensity bombs exploded on Monday in a border town of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, injuring two people, just days before the country celebrates the wedding of its king, an official told AFP. The twin blasts in the town of Phuentsholing, on the border with India, occurred in the early evening. One was near a cash machine and the other just the other side of the border gate, a government spokeswoman said. "There were small blasts from two home-made bombs. There are two Indians with minor injuries," she said, asking not to be named, adding that investigations were ongoing and police were unable to suggest a motive. In 2008, Bhutan was targeted in a string of minor explosions as it prepared to shift to democracy by holding its first national elections after a century of absolute monarchy. Police at the time said they suspected one of three militant organi...

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