Communist rebels open fire in busy market in Nepal: 3 wounded

Communist rebels open fire in busy market in Nepal: 3 wounded
Communist rebels open fire in busy market in Nepal: 3 wounded

Suspected communist rebels fired indiscriminately in a busy market in a southern Nepal town on Thursday, wounding at least three people, officials said.

The gunmen wounded a policeman, a local journalist and a health worker who were at a magazine store at Kalaiya, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of the capital, Katmandu.

Officials reached on the telephone blamed the attack on the country's Maoist rebels, who have intensified their violent campaign to topple the government and impose communist rule in recent months, reports the AP.

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