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Indian embassy men killed in Nepal

Two Indian guards were killed in an accidental shooting inside the Indian embassy premises in Kathmandu on Tuesday.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2005 08:30 PM IST

Two security guards were killed and another injured in an early morning "accidental firing" in the Indian embassy premises in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

Those killed and injured at the embassy at Lainchaur, Kathmandu were Indian nationals, embassy sources said.

"Two guards belonging to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) were killed and another injured in an accidental firing that took place at the barrack within the embassy premises at 5 am on Tuesday," Sanjaya Verma, Counsellor, Press and Information said.

"It was an accidental firing, according to the preliminary investigations," he said.

The injured guard has been admitted to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital at Maharajgunj for medical treatment.

However, the names of those killed and injured in the incident are not yet known.

The embassy is carrying out further investigation in the matter.

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