The United Ethnic Liberation Front claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack. The group could be trying to get attention for its demands by attacking the state oil company at a time of public grievance against recent fuel-price increases and energy shortages, experts said.
A bomb exploded near a government office in Katmandu, Nepal, killing three men and injuring seven in what appeared to be the first major terrorist incident in the country since the end of a civil war six years ago.
The police said a group calling itself the United Ethnic Liberation Front took responsibility for Monday’s blast, which went off near the gate of state-owned Nepal Oil Corp. and close to government offices. No details about the group were immediately available.