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Use of force on Nepalese inexcusable: UN

Nepal's use of lethal force against protestors, which resulted in three deaths in the capital on Thursday, is "inexcusable", the UN human rights office said.

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Nepal's use of lethal force against protestors, which resulted in three deaths in the capital on Thursday, is "inexcusable", the UN human rights office said.

Clashes between protestors and police in Kathmandu in the last 24 hours also injured 160 people, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said from Nepal.

"OHCHR-Nepal is of the view that the use of lethal force against unarmed demonstrators today in Kathmandu is without justification and inexcusable," the office said in a statement.

The office said police in the southeast town of Chandragadhi had killed two more protestors on Wednesday.

Witnesses and hospital official in the Nepalese capital said police had fired on thousands of pro-democracy protestors marching towards the capital in defiance of a curfew on Thursday. Two weeks of violent protests and a general strike against palace rule have paralysed the Himalayan kingdom.