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Most Violent Incidents In The Nepalese Civil War

The Nepal civil war (1996–2006) is a bleak chapter in history. Everyday terrible incidents were happening. Here are some of the most violent incidents in the Nepalese civil war.

Most Nepalis remember the years of unrest as dark and grim. Maoist insurgents conducted an armed fight to depose the monarchy and establish a more just regime. Following the 2006 People’s Movement, a peace deal was struck after a decade of unending conflict. However, the toll was devastating: almost 17,000 lives were lost, and 3,000 more were forced to disappear. Those violent occurrences remain terrible memories of the nation’s tragic past. Despite the wounds, Nepal’s resiliency comes through, emphasizing the need for peace and unity.

So, let’s look at these most violent incidents in the Nepalese civil war.

1 The Initiation

Seven simultaneous attacks were carried out by various Maoist bodies in six districts. This was the beginning of the historic Nepali civil war, and it was one of many violent attacks that occurred during the Nepal civil war period.

2 The Peace Disruption

The Maoists launched a furious attack after unexpectedly withdrawing from the peace talks. They attacked police and army posts in 42 districts simultaneously on November 23, 2001. This attack resulted in the failure of the negotiations and the rise of the conflict.

3 The Destructive Clash

A destructive clash unfolds on October 13, 2003 (26 Ashwin 2060 BS, Monday). A police training camp in Bhalubang, Dang, has been bombarded by Maoist cadres. Approximately 42 police trainees and 9 Maoists were killed in the bloody clash. Witnesses also report how the insurgents carefully destroy telephone connections. While also built barriers by chopping trees, and even blowing up highway bridges. To prevent reinforcements from arriving, heightening the seriousness of the war.

4 Dhanusha Clash

Maoist forces stage an attack on a police post in Dhanusha district’s Jadukhola in the late evening. This attack end up killing at least 9 officers, leaving 35 others missing, 7 injured, and 9 insurgents dead. On April 4, 2004 (22 Chaitra 2060 BS, Sunday), approximately 150 protesters were struck by a police baton charge in Kathmandu.

5 Alliance of Five Political Parties

On April 5, 2004 (23 Chaitra 2060 BS, Monday), the CPN(M) organized a three-day nationwide strike. During objections from an “alliance of five political parties” protesting against the monarchy in Kathmandu. During coordinated protests in Kathmandu, police used batons on approximately 150 people. In addition, at least 140 people were hurt in battles between the two sides around the city, with rebel efforts to break barriers near the Narayanhiti Palace met by tear gas and a baton charge. Given fears that the king’s actions could send the country back to the 18th century, Prachanda advocated a concerted fight against feudal forces.

6 After Gyanendra’s coup

Following King Gyanendra’s coup and the declaration of emergency rule in the country, a severe conflict took place at Dalphing in Rukum district. This conflict led to the killing of roughly 60 Maoists and marked the most intense encounter between the two sides. The Maoists launched an assault on an army base in Khara, Rukum, on April 7, 2005 (25 Chaitra 2061 BS, Thursday), inflicting roughly 300 casualties on the opposing forces.

7 Sindhuli Clash

Approximately 50 Maoists and two soldiers lost their lives during a brutal confrontation at Jarayatar in the Sindhuli District. Following the Maoist cadres’ attack on an army base in Siraha, where four soldiers were murdered, the police tracked the insurgents back to their base.

8 Kalikot Attack

Maoist insurgents carried out a catastrophic attack in Kalikot, mid-western Nepal, killing 40 security officers. Following that, the Nepal Army released a forceful statement opposing the rebel group’s cruel act of lining up and shooting security officers in an ‘inhumane’ manner.

9 Ambush in Chitwan

Over 38 villagers lost their lives and more than 70 were injured in a terrible ambush by Maoist fighters in Chitwan’s Bandarmudhe. The innocent passengers were in a bus when a Maoist-planted bomb detonated as the bus crossed a small wooden bridge over a creek, causing the bridge to crumble and the bus to plunge into the stream.

10 Final Protest in Kathmandu

During Nepal’s civil conflict, Maoist rebels staged protests in Kathmandu, battling with police, resulting in hundreds of arrests and dozens of injuries. They attacked security bases in Rupandehi and Kapilavastu districts, killing four rebels and two civilians. However, on November 21, 2006, Prime Minister Koirala and Maoist leader Prachanda signed the Comprehensive Peace Accord, allowing the Maoists to participate in government and place their weapons under UN supervision.

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