Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Monday, Apr 11, 2005

About Us
Contact Us
International
News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment |

International Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

Maoists free 33 prisoners

KATHMANDU, APRIL 10. Maoists attacked a prison in Nepal's Dolakha district, 175 km east of Kathmandu on Saturday night, killing two policemen and setting free 33 prisoners, police said.

The two policemen, including a sub-inspector, were killed in the jail attack in Charikot area of the district, a police official said on condition of anonymity.

The rebels bombed and damaged half a dozen government office buildings, including land revenue office, district postal office and police office before attacking the jail to free some of their comrades, police said.

The security forces have started search operations in the area.

Bodies recovered

Meanwhile, the bodies of 113 Maoist rebels have been recovered following a major battle with Government forces in western Nepal late last week, an army official said on Sunday.

Thursday's clash was believed to be the largest since King Gyanendra sacked the Government on February 1 for failing to stem the Maoist rebellion that has claimed more than 11,000 lives since 1996.

On Saturday, state television said 96 rebels were killed after rebels launched a large-scale attack on Thursday night on a security forces' base at Khara village, about 400 km west of the capital. It was not possible to independently verify details of the clash in the remote area. — AP, AFP

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail

International

News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment | Updates: Breaking News |


News Update


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | The Hindu Images | Home |

Copyright 2005, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu