Nepal rebels kill five policemen

At least five policemen and two bystanders were killed in Nepal when as many as 200 Maoist rebels raided a police station. Two guerrillas died in a separate battle.

    Rebel attacks have largely been in the provinces

    The rebels arrived in a truck, a minibus and on motorcycles early on Sunday to the police post at Sunwal in southwestern Nawalparasi district.

    There, they exchanged fire with police for 30 minutes before detonating a bomb and fleeing, the country’s state radio said.
      
    A further three offers are as yet unaccounted for.

    The two dead civilians were named as Bhoj Raj Gopali, a streetside tea seller, and Ashok Nath Yadav, a government development worker.
      
    Elsewhere, two guerrillas died in a separate firefight with the army at Sangram village in the Sarlahi district, located about 190 kilometres (118 miles) south of Kathmandu, an army official told AFP.

    The Maoists fighters declared a “people's war” in 1996, aimed at overthrowing the monarchy in an insurgency that has claimed more than 8200 lives. 
      
    The rebels on 27 August ended a seven-month ceasefire when the government refused to set up a special assembly to redraft the constitution.

    SOURCE: AFP


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