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Nepal army says 32 Maoist rebels killed as top US envoy visits

Nepalese troops have killed at least 32 Maoist rebels who attacked army camps, the army says, as a top US envoy began the first full day of a visit aimed at urging King Gyanendra to restore democracy to the nation. The latest fighting came as US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, Christina Rocca, was slated to meet Nepali Foreign Minister Ramesh Nath Pandey during her three-day trip to the revolt-hit kingdom. Rocca is the most senior US official to visit Nepal since Gyanendra grabbed power and suspended civil liberties February 1 in a move the king said was crucial to end the increasingly bloody insurgency. The rebels, battling since 1996 to topple the monarchy and install a communist republic, attacked two army camps in southern Nepal near the border with India overnight, the army said. Full Story

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