An underground armed outfit, the United Revolutionary Front of Bhutan (URFB), has claimed the responsibility of explosion at Kharbandi check post of Phuentsholing. The check post is 3 km away from the gateway of Bhutan.
Issuing a press circular Saturday evening, URFB commander-in-chief Karma claimed that their cadres attacked the Royal Bhutan Police post at Kharbandi on February 17 at 8:30 p.m.
However, unlike what was reported by government-owned media, it has not mentioned that several police personnel were injured the blast.
“An explosive was detonated inside the police post followed by some rounds of firing by the cadres that caused injured several personnel,” said Karma.
The Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) has reported that at least one police was injured during the blast. He is being treated.
Meanwhile, the Kuensel reported that the check post war cordoned for investigation immediately after the blast.