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Royal Bodyguards Fired After Palace Massacre

July 04, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Four royal bodyguards have been fired over the massacre of the king, queen and seven others by Crown Prince Dipendra at a June 1 palace dinner.

The bodyguards were supposed to have been protecting the king, queen and crown prince. They, and two orderlies who worked for the prince, were fired Monday, the Nepal Samacharpatra newspaper reported, quoting palace sources. Dipendra shot himself after the massacre and died within a few days.

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