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Subject: Soldiers killed in Timor mob attack
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 09:36:34 +1100
From: Iain Pople <iain@vmore.org.au> Organization: University Students for East Timor

Soldiers killed in Timor mob attack From AFP

11nov98

DILI: Three Indonesian soldiers and one civilian were killed when a mob including separatist rebels attacked a military post in East Timor, sources and the military said yesterday.

East Timor military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Supadi said about 50 people attacked the military post on Monday in the territory's Alas sub-district, about 200km south of the capital, Dili.

One of the attackers also was shot dead in the fight, he said.

The mob, which arrived at the post clamouring for the local commander to come out, also took a number of firearms. The commander was absent during the attack.

Lieutenant-Colonel Supadi warned yesterday: "So far ABRI (the army) has been restraining itself but the patience of ABRI has its limits."

-- Iain Pople - iain@uset.org.au

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