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Eleven Policemen Among 25 Killed in Nepal

At least 25 people, including 11 policemen and 13 Maoist rebels, were killed in an escalation of violence in Nepal, officials said Sunday. Violence in impoverished Nepal has surged since the rebels, who seek to replace the monarchy with communist rule, walked out of peace talks and broke a truce in August, ending seven months of calm. Rebels detonated a land mine under a police patrol truck on Sunday, killing at least 11 policemen and wounding four others traveling in it, police said. Sunday’s attack took place in the district of Mahottari, about 250 miles east of Kathmandu, police said. “The truck blew up and was thrown about 10 meters (33 feet) in the air before it came crashing to the ground,” Mahottari district administrator Bimal Dhakal said by telephone. Full Story

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