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Rebels kill 12 in raid on police training camp

Maoist rebels attacked a police training camp overnight in western Nepal, killing 12 policemen in a raid that also cost 15 guerrillas their lives, officials said yesterday. Fighting continued until early yesterday, when government reinforcements reached the area by helicopter. Two policemen were killed at the camp while 10 were killed while pursuing the rebels when their truck drove over a mine planted on a highway. Nearly 400 people have died since the rebels pulled out of peace talks and a seven-month ceasefire in August. The rebels, inspired by the Chinese revolutionary leader Mao Zedong, are fighting to abolish Nepal’s constitutional monarchy and set up a communist state. The government has labelled them terrorists. Full Story

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