Police say 1 hurt in bomb explosion in Nepal's capital

A bomb exploded at a popular park in the heart of Nepal's capital, wounding one person despite heightened security ahead of a new assembly widely expected to abolish the country's monarchy, police said Tuesday. Katmandu's police chief Sarvendra Nath Khanal said the explosion was at Ratna Park, which the center of the city and next to the grounds where political rallies are held. No one has taken responsibility for the bomb. Security has been further stepped up in the area where tens of thousands of people are expected to gather Wednesday to celebrate the declaration of Nepal as a republic state.