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Opposition Strike Paralyzes Nepal's Capital


Police in Nepal have clashed with student demonstrators during a general strike to protest the killing of at least 11 people by a soldier near the capital, Kathmandu.

Witnesses say students, trying to enforce the strike by blocking roads, threw rocks at hundreds of riot police Friday in the capital. Police responded by firing tear gas. There were no reports of serious injuries.

Witnesses say few vehicles could be seen on the streets and most shops and businesses were closed. A large police presence was also visible on the streets.

Opposition parties called the one-day strike to protest the government, which they blamed for Wednesday's killing when a soldier opened fire on villagers during an argument.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.

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