Church Bombing Goes Bust

Monday, December 5, 2011

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

KATHMANDU, NEPAL (Worthy News)-- Nepal Police deactivated a bomb discovered near the entrance of the Navajiwan Church in Kathmandu last month.

Hidden in a cloth bag inside a white plastic sack, the "package" arroused the suspicions of the church janitor.

"The sack was left just outside the gate," said Arjun Magar. "I became suspicious when I saw another bag inside, so I called the church elders who called the police."

After clearing the area, police used a series of controlled explosions to render the device harmless.

Pastor Suman Gurung said his parishoners had a lucky escape and that security for furture services would be increased.

"We will continue to be vigilant and pray," he said. "We didn't used to examine bags of those coming to worship, but from now on we will do that."

Security became a major concern for Christians in Kathmandu following the bombing of the United Mission to Nepal on November 22.