Security alert in Darjeeling

Published on Mar 22, 2006 01:52 AM IST

Security has been beefed up in all border posts of Darjeeling connecting neighbouring Nepal following a Maoist attack in Eastern Nepal's Jhapa district.

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None | ByUNI, Siliguri

Security has been beefed up in all border posts of West Bengal's Darjeeling district connecting neighbouring Nepal following a Maoist attack in Eastern Nepal's Jhapa district killing nine security men and three Maoists.

Darjeeling district Superintendent of Police Rajesh Subarna said that security system across the border was intensified following disturbances in the neighbouring country.

He said while the Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) jawans guarding the borders with Nepal were kept in maxmimum alert, the border post police stations of state police were reinforced to preuent unwanted element from sneaking into Indian territory.

According to a report coming across the border Maoist rebels ambushed a police station and Royal Nepal Army camp at Birtamore in Jhapa this morning and killed three sub-inspectors of Nepal police and six RNA jawans. Three Maoists were also killed in retaliation.

Most of the border trades were hampered due to the incident.

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