Three injured in ‘Maoist firing’ in Pokhara

Three persons including two civilians were injured as suspected Maoists opened fire at security personnel at a busy street in Pokhara, Kaski district, Saturday afternoon. Nepalnews correspondent Bikram Thapa said from Pokhara that police Sub-inspector Kamal Kanta Pokhrel was shot at by suspected Maoist assailants at Rastra Bank Chowk at around 3:30 p.m. He was critically injured in the attack. Two local residents, Brinda Shrestha and Raj Kumar Shrestha, were also injured as they were hit by bullet shrapnel. All three injured persons have been taken to local Gandaki Hospital for treatment. The area is tense at the moment while security forces have been mobilised in search of the gunmen. Nepal News Himalayan TImes: "Two Civilians, Cop Injured in Maoists Attack in Pokhara"

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