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Nepal rebels raid district town, 10 killed

Written by: Staff

KATHMANDU, Apr 6 (Reuters) At least 10 people were killed in Nepal when Maoist guerrillas attacked a district town hours before a nationwide strike against the king's rule, witnesses and the army said today.

The rebels, fighting for the last decade to topple the monarchy, raided Malangwa, a town 350 km southeast of Kathmandu, late on Wednesday.

Five policemen and two guerrillas were killed in the fighting, a local journalist said. An army helicopter sent to the area crashlanded and three unidentified bodies were lying near the aircraft, an army officer said without elaborating.

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