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Monday, February 27, 2006

Nepal forces kill 16 Maoist rebels in clashes

ISN SECURITY WATCH (Monday, 27 February: 15.06 CET) - At least 16 Maoist rebels have been killed in clashes with Nepalese security forces, the monarchist government has claimed.

The government said that 11 Nepalese security personnel were also injured in the Sunday clashes, according to news agency reports.

The Nepalese Royal Army provided air support to ground troops during the clashes in western Nepal, and additional forces reportedly have been deployed to the area to search for rebels.

The clashes, which took place in Rupandehi district, began after rebels attacked a patrol team of security forces, according to government sources cited by local media.

In a separate development, the Maoists on apologized for a Saturday incident in which a bomb exploded at Chorepatan, wounding six civilians.

In statement distributed to the local media, the Maoists said the bomb had been intended for security forces but had exploded prematurely, missing the target.

Maoists rebels are fighting to overthrow the monarchy in the country and install a secular, communist regime with more rights for the people. More than 13,000 people have been killed in the decade-old conflict.
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