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At Least 70 Killed in Nepal Fighting

Fighting between suspected rebels and security forces intensified in Nepal over the weekend, killing at least 70 people in separate attacks across the Himalayan kingdom, officials and media reports said Sunday. Security forces attacked a rebel hideout in Dailekh district, 225 miles west of Katmandu, killing at least 35 insurgents, state-run Radio Nepal said. Fighting erupted when the rebels attacked an army patrol near Piyakolek in the district, the radio report said. Security forces retaliated and chased the guerrillas to their hideout. No army casualties were reported. In a separate attack, suspected rebels ambushed a police vehicle in eastern Nepal on Sunday, killing at least 11 policemen and injuring four others, a senior police official said. Full Story

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