AFP. 3 February 2002. Two more bombs defused in Nepali capital.
KATHMANDU -- Security forces here Saturday defused two bombs planted by Maoist rebels and six other devices, a report said Sunday. The Maoists' bombs were hung on wires strung across streets in the Bhaktapur and Patan districts of Kathmandu late Saturday with anti-monarchy banners. "Two banner bombs were placed at Bhaktapur and Patan by Maoist activists on Saturday night terrifying the local residents," said the Nepali language newspaper, Mahanagar (Metropolis). "Later security personnel defused the bombs safely," it added. Earlier on Saturday the army defused six bombs, four of which were planted at a bus station. Meanwhile two Maoists died Saturday in clashes with security forces in the west and southwestern regions on Nepal, a defence ministry statement said. Rebels destroyed a telephone tower in the Chitwan district, south of Kathmandu on Saturday night, cutting the telephone service in the area, police said. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Stoller http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ProletarianNews