Nepal,Six killed as protesters clash with police

Nepal,Six killed as protesters clash with police
Nepal,Six killed as protesters clash with police KATHMANDU: Five demonstrators and a police officer died in clashes in southern Nepal as protests intensified against a proposed new constitution, police said on Saturday.

As violence escalated on Friday protesters dragged the wounded police officer out of an ambulance and killed him, with anger running high after security forces fired on protesters.

“Five protesters — two in Mahottari and three in Dhanusa district — were killed after police were forced to fire at aggressive demonstrators yesterday,” police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam said.

“A police officer was also killed”. The officer was being taken to hospital after being beaten by protesters on his way to work in the southeastern district of Mahottari when a mob stopped the ambulance, dragged him out and torched the vehicle.

“A crowd of about 150 stopped and surrounded the ambulance, dragged him out to a field nearby and killed him. The ambulance was torched,” a spokesman for the armed police force Pushpa Ram KC told said.

More than 30 people including 11 police officers and an 18-month-old boy have been killed in violent clashes between security forces and protesters against a proposed new constitution that would divide the Himalayan nation into seven provinces.

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