Nepal police report 100th Tibet self-immolation bid

KATHMANDU (AFP) - A Tibetan man is in critical condition after setting himself on fire in Nepal on Wednesday, police said, the 100th self-immolation bid since 2009 according to a toll by Tibet's exiled government.

Police spokesman Keshav Adhikari told AFP that the exile doused himself in petrol and lit himself in a restaurant at Kathmandu's Boudhanath Stupa, one of the world's holiest Buddhist shrines.

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