Maoists Attack on Sarlahi

Maoist rebels attacked Magalawa, the district headquarters of Sarlahi, kidnapping a few including Chief District Officer Bodh Raj Adhikari; army helicopter ‘crashed/gunned’ down

Reports, yet to be confirmed officially, said that at least five security personnel, three rebels and two civilians were killed while the rebels attacked Magalawa, the district headquarters of Sarlahi. The rebels simultaneously attacked District Police Office, District Administration Office, Armed Police Force Base, Royal Nepal Army’s Security Base and Security Bases at Nawalpur at 9:00pm yesterday, the release from Directorate of Public Relations of RNA confirmed.

An army helicopter MI-17 crashed at Kholachaur while it was on the flight to help the fighting security personnel, the release said.

The Maoists claimed they had gunned down the helicopter with a pilot and 10 army personnel on board. “This is the first time that the People’s Army has shot down a helicopter,” the rebel’s statement reads.

Meanwhile, the family of CDO Adhikari have appealed for his immediate release and organized a press conference today afternoon.

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51 thoughts on “Maoists Attack on Sarlahi”

  1. Its sad that traditional army which has untill now with more or less success restricted Maoists in major urban area is getting hit. The monarch has to realize this before this fire gets to Narayanhiti. 4600 troops stationed in palace might be able to fend off maoists but dont forget that maoists started their movement with preworldwar II 303 and a few cadres. Most importantly, now people have awoken. King can not have the monopoly of power, money and sainthood. He is not malik of Nepalese people. Lets hope that the current king realizes this before its too late. Otherwise, its time for him to go. At the same time, lets hope that democratic forces will prevail over atrocious maoists. Only solution is for people to realize that they have to take the decisions in their hand.. The current movement brings a lot of hope for the country to share the great asian progress brought by India and China.

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