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发表于 2016-7-9 23:22:10 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
  Mrs Ghandi was shot by her bodyguards
          1984: Violence follows Gandhi killing
          England have
          Outbreaks of religious violence have occurred in parts of India in the wake
of yesterday's assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by Sikh members of
her bodyguard.
          Extra police and troops have been deployed in the Indian capital, Delhi,
after angry mobs set fire to four Sikh temples.
          Several Sikh-owned businesses were also attacked and stones were thrown at
a car bringing India's President Zai Singh, a Sikh, from the airport.
          All gatherings of more than four people have been banned in Delhi and the
army has been put on high alert.
          Outbreaks of violence have also been reported in other areas of India.
          The most serious was in the town of Agartala in the remote north-east where
an overnight curfew was imposed after a mob attacked a police station believing
Sikhs had taken refuge inside.
          Security has now been tightened and the authorities have moved to prevent
attacks on isolated Sikh communities.
          A new prime minister, Mrs Gandhi's son, Rajiv, was sworn in last night, 12
hours after his mother's death.
          In a late-night broadcast to the country, Mr Gandhi appealed for calm.
          "We should remain calm and exercise the maximum restraint. We should not
let our emotions get the better of us," Mr Gandhi said.
          Indira Gandhi was shot at 0900 local time yesterday by two Sikh members of
her bodyguard.
          She received 16 bullet wounds at close range in the chest and abdomen.
          One of the assassins was shot dead on the spot by other guards; the other
is now in hospital in a critical condition.
          Leaders from around the world are expected to gather in Delhi for Mrs
Gandhi's funeral on Saturday.
          Armed helicopters have failed to locate Viet Cong bases in the jungle
          1966: Viet Cong bombs Saigon
          Artificially 1969:
          The At least eight people have been killed and several wounded after Viet
Cong artillery shelled the South Vietnamese capital, Saigon.
          Altogether about 30 shells were fired into the city centre.
          The first round came as troops and spectators were getting ready to watch a
parade to mark National Day, the third anniversary of the overthrow and
assassination of former Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem.
          There was a lull and then a second round of shells exploded as Prime
Minister Nguyen Kao Ky was saluting his troops.
          There was chaos as crowds tried to find cover on foot or by motor
scooter.
          Many found their way blocked by American and South Vietnamese armoured
vehicles coming from the opposite direction.
          One shell hit the Chapel of Saint Anthony of Padua in the cathedral.
          And another exploded just outside the cathedral killing an American
officer.
          Five other Americans were wounded and at least two Vietnamese killed when a
shell hit the crowded central market.
          The Viet Cong were firing from bases at the edge of the jungle some three
and half miles away from Saigon and amazed military observers with their
accuracy.
          They also sank an American minesweeper in the Saigon River with a mine
later in the day, killing several crew members.
          So far US armed helicopters and South Vietnamese ground forces have failed
to track down any Viet Cong bases.
          Yesterday, former US President General Dwight D Eisenhower called for more
troops to be sent to Vietnam to bring about a swift end to the conflict.
          He told the US News and World Report that the war had been "going on too
long" and said America should be "putting in the kind of military strength we
need to win" as soon as possible.
          Vocabulary:
          curfew: the ringing of an evening bell;an order that after a specific time
certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are
prohibited(宵禁令;打晚钟时间)点
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