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Nepal vigilantes destroy arms days after peace deal

Nepali vigilantes set up to protect villagers from Maoist rebels began destroying their weapons days after a peace deal formally ended the country’s decade-old civil war, a human rights official said on Saturday. Dozens of government-supported vigilantes, also called the village defence forces, had been active since 2005 and set up to protect rural populations from attacks by Maoists battling to overthrow Nepal’s monarchy since 1996. Full Story

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