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Death toll reaches 12 in southern Nepal violence
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15:01, September 19, 2007

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The death toll in the violence breaking out in southern Nepali district Kapilvastu has mounted to 12, as seven more bodies were recovered in the district Wednesday morning, local media reported.

Meanwhile, curfew has been relaxed for four hours Wednesday morning after three days, reported a leading website, eKantipur. com.

According to the report, an agitated mob Sunday lynched an Armed Police Force constable Hassan Puri, after unidentified group murdered local political leader and Democratic Madhesi Front executive president Mohit Khan.

District Police Office informed that 110 vehicles have been either vandalized or torched while over 300 houses in various places have been set ablaze by violent groups during the protest of the killing.

The administration of Kapilvastu District imposed indefinite curfew in Kapilvastu Municipality and surrounding villages from 1: 30 p.m. local time (0815 GMT) Sunday morning. Tension escalated from early Sunday morning following the killing Mohit Khan.

Source: Xinhua



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