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Three Nepalese soldiers killed in Maoist attack

Communist rebels attacked a security checkpoint in southwestern Nepal with bombs, killing at least three soldiers and wounding five others.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2006 12:43 IST

Communist rebels attacked a security checkpoint in southwestern Nepal on Thursday with bombs, killing at least three soldiers and wounding five more, officials said.

The attack took place at Ghorahi, a town about 400 kilometers southwest of the capital, Kathmandu.

Details were sketchy, but security officials reached on the telephone said soldiers had retaken control of the area. Maoist rebels' violence has escalated in the area since they withdrew from a ceasefire earlier this year.

First Published: Mar 09, 2006 12:43 IST