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Five killed in Nepal Maoist attacks

The Maoists attacked a number of Govt buildings, including the district administrative office, prison and an army barrack on Sunday night.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2006 13:57 IST

At least five persons, including two security personnel, were killed and 103 prisoners managed to escape when Maoists launched simultaneous attacks on the district jail and other government offices at Ilam Bazar in eastern Nepal.

A soldier, a policeman and a civilian were killed in the fighting that erupted after the Maoists attacked a number of government buildings.

Maoists attacked the district administrative office, prison and an army barrack on Sunday night, Army headquarter sources said.

A dozen security personnel were also injured in the fighting which continued late into the night, they said adding two bodies of Maoists were recovered during a search operation launched by the security forces after the attack.

After the Maoists attack in the district prison, 103 prisoners have escaped. The prisoners have gone missing after the fighting, an Army official said.

Further search operation is being carried out in the area, he added.

First Published: Mar 06, 2006 13:57 IST