Maoist rebels have stormed a jail in central Nepal, killing two police officers and freeing 28 inmates, including more than a dozen comrades.
Insurgents also bombed at least half a dozen government offices in Charikot, east of Kathmandu (Sunday), but no injuries were reported.
The incidents come two days after the Nepalese army repelled a major assault by Maoist rebels at a military base in western Rukum district, killing more than 110 guerillas. Three soldiers were also killed in fighting that raged for more than 12 hours.
Rebels have vowed to increase attacks on government forces since February 1st, when King Gyanendra seized absolute power.
Their violent campaign to replace Nepal's constitutional monarchy with a communist state has claimed more than 11,000 lives since 1996.