Kathmandu: The Royal Government on Monday imposed a night curfew in Kathmandu in the wake of the weekend killing of 12 policemen by the Maoists near the Nepalese capital and the rebels' threat to intensify their attacks.

The curfew will remain effective from 11 pm to 4 am, a Royal Nepalese Army spokesman said adding, it had been imposed in view of the growing Maoist threats in the capital.

The measure comes two days after the Maoists had attacked Thankot Police Post in Kathmandu and Dadhikot Police Post at Bhaktapur killing the 12 policemen. The Maoists threatened to intensify attacks ahead of the municipal polls slated for February 8.

The Kathmandu Valley In-charge of the Maoists' "Special Central Command" Ananta said in a statement here that Saturday's attack was just the beginning of their military strategy. - PTI