Kathmandu, May 26 -- Three people were killed and four injured, seriously, in two different cooking gas cylinder blasts in Sukedhara and Ghattekulo on Sunday.

According to police, two people died when a cooking gas cylinder exploded inside a hair salon in Sukedhara. Similarly, one person died in Ghattekulo in the cylinder blast.

Three people were injured in Sukedhara while one was injured in Ghattekulo.

The victims are yet to be identified.

Police have suspected the cylinders that exploded could have been improvised as explosive devices and could have been planned for planting them somewhere in the Capital by the members of the Communist Party of Nepal led by Chand which has called a general strike on Monday.

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