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Nepalese rebels attack security patrol, killing 3 soldiers

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Feb 15, IRNA
Nepalese rebels attacked a security patrol killing at least three soldiers and injuring two others in Nepal where the rebels also abducted nine people, including five government employees.

The Maoists ambushed the security patrol at Bibike village near the border of Palpa and Nawalparasi districts in western Nepal late last night, leading to a gun-battle between the two sides which continued till early this morning, a PTI report said here.

At least three soldiers were killed and two others injured by the rebels in the incident, an Army official said, adding the Maoists might also have suffered a lot in the hours-long gun battle.

A search operation has been launched to trace the culprits and full detail of the incident is yet to emerge, the army said.

Meanwhile, Maoists abducted five government employees, including an executive officer of the Local Development Fund from Ramechhap district.

They also abducted four civilians from Kajeri village in Salyan district, police said.


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