October 3, 2000,
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CPML, PWG men clash, 9 killed
PATNA, Oct 2 (PTI) — Nine persons were killed in clashes between
activists of CPML and the outlawed People’s War Group (PWG) at
different places in Bihar’s Patna district last night.
Director-General of Police K.A. Jacob said tdoay that armed PWG men
killed CPML supporters at Barepura, Shahwajpur and Mehdipur villages
under Punpun police station late last night. A few persons who were
injured in the clash were still missing, the bodies of the six killed,
aged between 18 and 25, were recovered from fields this morning. In a
retaliatory strike, armed members of CPML mowed to death two PWG
supporters near Maurhi police station.
COLOMBO, Oct 2 (UNI) — An LTTE suicide bomber struck at an election rally late this evening killing a People’s Alliance (PA) candidate and 19 others in eastern Trincomalee, about 340 km from here. Fortyeight persons were also injured, some of them seriously, when the bomb exploded at around 7 p.m. local time. Mr M.L. Obaidullah, PA candidate from Trincomalee, had finished his speech at Muthur and was walking towards his vehicle when the bomber struck.
7 murdered in Pak
ISLAMABAD, Oct 2 (PTI) — Seven persons, including five members of a Pakistani wealthy traders family, were found murdered in their home in Lahore today, the police said. The victims were identified as Amanullah Khan, a businessman, his wife, two daughters, a granddaughter and two servants. The vicitims, who had been tied up were believed to be hammered to death.
1 killed in clash
MORADABAD (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 2 (PTI) — A youth was killed and 12 others were injured when a mob carrying the body of a youth, who they alleged was killed in firing, clashed with the police here last night. The police today said to the trouble started with the recovery of the body of a youth, who had been missing for a fortnight, from the nearby Ram Ganga river yesterday.