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Indian killed in Nepal Maoist clash

Ram Sahu, a local shopkeeper, was among the 13 people killed during a Maoists attack in Malangawa.

india Updated: Apr 07, 2006 15:11 IST
United News of India
United News of India

An Indian national was among the 13 people killed during the Maoists attack in Malangawa on Wednesday night.

Two civilians including Indian national Ram Sogarath Sahu and a local shop keeper Shree Krishna Rauniyar were among the 13 killed in the incident. Nine civilians and 27 security personnel were injured in the clash.

The rebels had completely destroyed the district administrations' offices including the police post and army barracks.

A total of 107 prisoners were freed after the rebels attacked the district prison.

The Maoists abducted Chief District Officer Bodh Raj Adhikari, Jailer Anil Acharya and nine policemen after attacking the District Administration Office (DAO) and the jail.

The rebels claimed that they have seized some weapons and shot down the Royal Nepalese Army helicopter killing 10 soldiers and the pilots on board.

First Published: Apr 07, 2006 15:04 IST