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150 Maoist rebels killed in clash in Nepal: army official

Some 150 Maoist guerrillas died in fierce fighting with security forces in Nepal’s remote southwest region, a top army official said. The battle, in which the senior army official said security forces attacked on the ground and from helicopters, was one of the bloodiest in months. “In a clash with the security forces, at least 150 rebels were killed and over 30 others injured” in Kailali district in the far southwest, the army official, who did not wish to be identified, told AFP on Wednesday. There was no immediate comment on casualties from the Maoists who have been fighting since 1996 to overthrow the constitutional monarchy. Full Story

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