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World IN BRIEF : INDONESIA : 2 Generals Fired in Timor Shootings

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

President Suharto fired two military commanders whose troops shot to death pro-independence demonstrators last month in East Timor. Replaced were Maj. Gen. Sintong Pandjaitan and Brig. Gen. Rudolf S. Warouw. Indonesia’s armed forces maintain that they fired in self-defense and that 19 demonstrators were shot to death Nov. 12 in Dili, capital of the Portuguese colony annexed by Indonesia in 1976. But an investigating commission reported that about 50 pro-independence demonstrators were killed, 91 wounded and 90 are missing.


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