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East Timor Rebels Kill 17 in Ambush

From Times Wire Reports

Rebels opposing Indonesia’s rule in the former Portuguese colony of East Timor killed 16 police and a soldier in an ambush, police said, during one of the worst outbreaks of violence in years in the disputed territory. The deaths raised to 41 the number of people killed in rebel attacks in a week in East Timor. East Timor Deputy Police Chief Atok Rismanto said by telephone from the provincial capital, Dili, that the fatalities occurred when a grenade was thrown into a truck traveling in the hills outside the region’s second city, Baukau.


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