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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-03-04 11:16 AM
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'Dozens killed' in Nepal attack | BBC
'Dozens killed' in Nepal attack


Security has been stepped up since
the ceasefire collapsed


Maoist rebels in Nepal have killed 29 soldiers and police east of the capital, Kathmandu, authorities say.

At least 10 rebels are also reported to have died in the overnight clash in remote Bhojpur district.

Officials say hundreds of Maoists attacked security forces guarding a telephone tower, severing communication links with the rest of the country.

The rebel attack is the most serious since peace talks aimed at ending eight years of civil war failed last August.

Almost 9,000 people have died in violence in the kingdom since the Maoists began their rebellion to replace the monarchy with a communist republic.

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Snow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-03-04 12:25 PM
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1. I'd be pissed, too -
after the the current king offed his - uncle, was it? - so he could take the throne, and is now showing signs of major megalomania.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-03-04 01:27 PM
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2. Only if you don't accept the official version
King BIRENDRA Bir Bikram Shah Dev died in a bloody shooting at the royal palace on 1 June 2001 that also claimed the lives of most of the royal family; King BIRENDRA's son, Crown Price DIPENDRA, is believed to have been responsible for the shootings before fatally wounding himself; immediately following the shootings and while still clinging to life, DIPENDRA was crowned king; he died three days later and was succeeded by his uncle (King GYANENDRA )

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/np.ht...
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-03-04 01:38 PM
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3. The fruits of feudalism...
Of course there's a war by the peasantry in that country. What other response to slavery and oppression could be expected?
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