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Nepal hunts police chief's killers

The authorities in Nepal are questioning the suspected leader of a Maoist hit squad after the chief of armed police was shot dead. Officials say the man is believed to be a local rebel commander. He was captured in Kathmandu, not far from where police chief Krishna Mohan Shrestha, his wife and a bodyguard were gunned down on Sunday. Police say the suspect led a group of six gunmen in the shooting. The man is being treated in hospital, apparently for gunshot wounds to his leg. No further details are available. The Maoists have not said whether they carried out the attack. But if their involvement is confirmed, Mr Shrestha would be the highest-ranking police officer to be killed in seven years of insurgency. Security for leading officials has been stepped up following the attack. The US embassy described the murders as senseless violence. Full Story

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