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45 dead during three-day Maoist rebel strike in Nepal

At least 45 people were killed and millions of dollars were lost in revenue during a three-day Maoist rebel strike across Nepal. In the latest fighting, at least eight Maoists and a soldier died in the western Kailali district in a gunbattle that broke out after rebels attacked troops defusing a landmine planted by the guerrillas, police said Thursday. Thirty-one more Maoists and five troops were reported dead on the first two days of the strike, according to police and military officials. The Maoists, who are fighting to overthrow the monarchy, ordered all shops shut and all traffic off the roads across the Himalayan state of 25 million people. Full Story

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