Thursday, February 10, 2005

Nepal - Police crack down on pro-democracy demonstrators in Nepal's capitol, Kathmandu, but rebels in the country side successfully fight back. Less than two weeks after King Gyanendra dismissed the Parliament and seized power hundreds of Maoist rebels, launched simultaneous attacks on a jail, a branch of Nepal's central bank and two police stations. Armed with crude bombs and automatic weapons the insurgents were able to liberate a prison in the remote western town of Dhangadi. The other attacks were repressed by military forces loyal to the King.