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Three alleged Timorese activists arrested in Dili

Lusa - March 5, 1998

Jakarta – Three alleged Timorese activists were arrested in Dili by the Indonesian authorities on 26 February, Indonesian news agency Antara said on Wednesday.

Quoting police sources, Antara said that the authorities had found some 420 explosive devices in the house where the activists were arrested as well as diaries that allegedly linked them to an underground group supporting the territory's self-determination resistance movement.

The Timorese were identified as Bernardo da Costa, 24, Floriano Xavier, 22, and Joao dos Reis, 22.