Nepal: Four killed in clash between police and protesters

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Saptari, Nov 23 (ANI): At least four people were killed in clashes between the Nepalese security forces and protesters in several parts of the eastern and central Tarai, a region already reeling under an acute shortage of essential supplies. According to the Kathmandu Post, the victims were shot during the clashes between the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) protesters and police in Saptari district. More than 30 protesters and 25 security personnel were injured in the incident, which came weeks after another violent incident in Birgunj on November 3 when an Indian national was shot dead in the police firing. At least 50 people, including nine security personnel have been killed in protests against the new constitution. Protesters have blockaded trucks from India for more than two months, leading to acute shortages of fuel and medicine.

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