Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Nepalese Maoists free 100 prisoners

A few days ago Nepalese maoists raided a town in eastern Nepal, attacking government buldings and freeing 103 prisoner - presumably including a number of maoists.Local officials say that troops reulsed the attack - the reality is that raiding a town and then retreating are typical guerilla/maoistt tactics. On March the 14th they are threatening a blockade of the capitl combined with a general strike - lets wait and see what happens. For anyone interested in the character of the Maoist movement in nepal, there was a very interesting interview posted here a while back with one of their leaders.

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