A bomb has exploded outside the offices of Nepal's state-run oil company, killing three people.
Monday's attack was the first blast in the capital, Kathmandu, since 2009.
Police say a remote-control bomb was detonated in front of the Nepal Oil Corporation during lunchtime.
Nepal's Home Minister Bijaya Gachchedar said a little-known group calling itself United Ethnic Liberation Front took responsibility for the bombing.
The minister ordered that security be tightened in Kathmandu following the blast.