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Maoists Isolate Nepali Capital, Food May Run Short

Nepal’s capital was cut off from the rest of the country Wednesday and the supply of food and goods disrupted as Maoist rebels enforced a blockade of the city of 1.5 million people with threats to attack vehicles. Roads leading to Kathmandu, a temple-studded tourist hub ringed by lush green hills, were nearly empty, as buses, trucks and cars stayed off the highways due to the warnings. But there were no reports of violence. The show of strength comes after 10 of the country’s biggest businesses closed down following threats by the guerrillas. The rebels have been fighting since 1996 to remove the constitutional monarchy and the war has killed more than 10,000 people. But Kathmandu has so far been spared much of the violence. Full Story

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