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Nepal Rebels Ambush Army Patrol, Kill 10 Soldiers

Nepal’s Maoist rebels ambushed an army patrol in the east of the country Sunday, killing 10 soldiers, an army officer said, in the latest outbreak of violence in the revolt-torn Himalayan kingdom.At least 70 people have been killed in Nepal since last week as guerrillas escalate attacks before a Jan. 13 deadline set by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba for them to join peace talks. The new attack took place at Mude village in Sindhupalchowk district, a Maoist stronghold 100 km (60 miles) east of Kathmandu. Details of the ambush in the remote village were sketchy. “We have lost 10 of our men,” the officer said. “The Maoists may have also suffered some losses in the gun battle that erupted after the ambush.”Full Story

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