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Two journalists assaulted by armed group

(FNJ/IFEX) - Om Prakash Shah, Rajbiraj correspondent of "Gorkhapatra Daily" newspaper, and Dev Narayan Shah, editor of "Aaja ko Janakpur Daily" newspaper, were assaulted on 15 May 2007 in Banauli Chowk in Saptari, an eastern district of Nepal.

An unidentified armed group attacked the journalists at around 3:30 p.m. (local time) while they were on their way to research a story in the area. The reason for the attack is not yet known.

FNJ condemns the attack and, in light of the increasing frequency of attacks on journalists, has urged the government to take steps to ensure the safety of media workers.

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