2 guerrillas killed in mid-western Nepal (NEPAL)


In mid-western Nepal, the security forces have confiscated a rifle, a pistol, ammunition for various firearms, socket bombs, home-made weapons, grenades, equipment used in setting up landmines, two generators, one computer, logistic goods and different food items from the clash site, Defense Ministry confirmed.


(24.10.2005)

At least two anti-government guerrillas have been killed on the spot in a clash with the security forces in mid-western Nepal, Defense Ministry confirmed here Saturday.

"The guerrillas, trying to hurl socket bombs at the security personnel on routine patrol, were killed at Jhenam area of Rolpa district, some 500 km west of Kathmandu," the ministry said in a press statement.

The security forces have also confiscated a rifle, a pistol, ammunition for various firearms, socket bombs, home-made weapons, grenades, equipment used in setting up landmines, two generators, one computer, logistic goods and different food items from the clash site, the statement added.

Meanwhile, a growing number of former guerrillas are surrendering to local government offices as they got disenchanted from the acts of murder, bloodshed, kidnapping, rape and atrocities as well as growing internal conflict within the guerrillas group, the statement noted.

"At least nine guerrillas laid down their weapons before the security forces on Thursday at various areas of central Parsa district," the statement said.

Similarly, two guerrillas from Amarai area of western Gulmi district surrendered before the local administration office on Thursday, the statement noted, adding, "And two other guerrillas of Jogimara area of central Dhading district gave up their weapons before the security forces on Wednesday."

Over 12,000 Nepalese people have been killed since the anti- government insurgency broke out in the Himalayan kingdom in February 1996.

Von: 22 October. 22 (Xinhua)

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