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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.