KOL. 2 February 2002. Maoist blow up electricity transmission line.
KATHMANDU -- At least one Maoist insurgent has been killed in continuing skirmishes with security forces as Maoists blow up power transmission line in an indication that they are now targeting infrastructure of the country. The state run Radio Nepal reported Sunday morning that at least one armed Maoist cadre was shot dead by security forces during clashes in western Kailali district late Saturday night. It gave no other details. Meanwhile, there are growing indications that Maoists are now targeting infrastructure facilities of the country. In their latest attack, Maoist insurgents blew up 11 KV power transmission line in eastern Sankhuwasabha district, rendering districting headquarter Khandbari and four other villages without electricity. Our correspondent reports that the Maoists blew up the power line at Mangling Village using socket bomb. This the second time that the Maoists have attacked infrastructure facility. Few days ago, Maoist blew up a power house in neighbouring Bhojpur district. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Stoller http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ProletarianNews