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Communist rebels kill 129
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Communist rebels killed at least 129 police, soldiers and civilians in attacks in northwestern Nepal on Sunday, undermining prospects for peace in this poor Himalayan kingdom still recovering from the shock of a massacre at the royal palace last year.
The attacks on government offices and an airport were the deadliest since the rebels began fighting to topple the constitutional monarchy in 1996 from remote mountain areas in this land of exquisite beauty but violent politics.
The rebels, who draw inspiration from Chinese revolutionary leader Mao Tse-tung, had abandoned peace talks and ended a cease-fire in November, saying negotiations had produced no results. The government has since declared a state of emergency.
On Sunday, rebels set fire to buildings and fired at police in the town of Mangalsen, the administrative center of the Achham district, killing 49 police officers, the Interior Security Ministry said in a statement. Mangalsen is about 375 miles northwest of the capital, Katmandu.
The guerrillas then attacked a small airport in the nearby town of Sanphebaga, killing another 27 policemen standing guard.
Forty-eight Royal Nepalese Army soldiers stationed in Mangalsen were also killed, Defense Ministry spokesman Bhola Silwal said in a separate news release.
Others killed in the attacks included the district's chief administrator, Mohan Singh Khadka, a central intelligence bureau official and his wife, a postal worker and a civilian.
Looted arms used
The rebels -- a 3,000- to 4,000-strong force accustomed to using knives and aging muskets -- on Sunday used modern weapons looted from the military during a previous attack.
Bad weather and the mountainous terrain delayed the arrival of police reinforcements, an official news release said.