Sunday, January 26
Maoist rebels kill Nepal police chief in Kathmandu, January 26, 2003
In one of their most daring attacks in the heart of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, Maoist rebels shot dead the chief of the Armed Police Force, Krishna Mohan Shrestha, his wife and a bodyguard.
The latest attack demonstrates the fragile security situation in the country. This is the first time that the rebels have targeted a top security official. However, no one has yet claimed responsibility for the incident.

Shreshtha was on a morning walk with his wife and bodyguard when they were shot from close range. All three of them were killed on the spot and the killers escaped under cover of early-morning fog ... (more)
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