20 years ago this week, the Maoist conflict that was in its fifth year took a bloody turn when the insurgents killed 31 policemen in Rukumkot, took 23 hostages and left 14 wounded. The same week they murdered five more police in Maina Pokhari in Dolakha and another two in Mujung, Palpa. There were blasts in Kathmandu Valley and Dhading.
April 9, 2021