Bloody conflict in Nepal: Images from Palpa clash: 12 securitymen and 18 Maoists died in the incident.
By Madhav Aryal
Side Effects of the Conflict: She is Sita Dhakal, 10, of Parena VDC-5, Kopche. She lost consciousness after the fighting erupted in her neighborhood with huge sounds of explosions and firing in the border of Palpa and Arghakhanchi districts. She was back to consciousness only in the evening but sh eis not behaving normally as of Wednesday. As the fighting started, her mother Uma Dhakal said, all members of the family started crying but Sita didn’t express anything. She then lost consciousness. Everyone in the family was happy as she regained consciousness. Maoists attacked security personnel hiding behind Sita’s house.
Journalists tried to speak with Sita Dhakal but she didn’t speak a word. Her grandmother Bhumakala Dhakal, right, thinks that it would take Sita a few days to get back to normalcy.
Two-inch mortars and other ammunitions used by the Maoists in the clash.
Fallen Soldiers. The local security body in Palpa, according to the Kathmandu Post, has confirmed the death of 12 security personnel in an encounter with Maoist rebels in Chhahara Tingire of west Palpa and Padena VDC of Arghakhachi districts on Tuesday. However, Royal Nepalese Army (RNA), in a statement issued on Wednesday said that 11 security personnel, including a policeman, were killed in the clash. It also claimed it has found 18 dead bodies of rebels till date. The search operation is still continuing. Dead bodies of 11 security personnel in Padena VDC were seen lying on the main road till 11 am on Wednesday.