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Both (Nepal and Afghanistan) are mountainous countries. Both are landlocked. Earlier both had also had a monarchies. Then terrorists destroyed Afghanistan and the army moved in to control the situation.

Is Nepal going the Afghanistan way? There they have the Taleban, here we have the Maoists. There they have bin Laden and Mullah Omar, here we have Comrades Prachanda and Badal. Is our country going to be similarly destroyed? This is the question on every citizen's mind now. The same people who raise this question reply that it is impossible, that they will not let it happen.

Whatever Osama and the Taleban did in Afghanistan, the Maoists have done in our country. A political analyst told us that both made the mistake of underestimating the enemy.

Within four days of the imposition of an emergency, the Maoists have been decimated. So many have died that it will be easier to count them in the dozens, rather than individually. It is difficult to give anything more than an estimate of how many Maoists have died, since it is their practice to take the bodies of their fallen comrades away. The army is carrying out its search-and-destroy operations with vigour. So far (after Dang) four army personnel have been killed and seven have been injured...


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