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Strangers attack bus and kill three people

Lusa - February 11, 2008

Dili – Eight unidentified men attacked a bus and killed three passengers near Los Palos, the Indonesian police said on Tuesday. The spokesman for the police in Dili, Colonel Muarfi, said that the attack took place last Sunday and that the three passengers were beaten to death.

Sources of the Timorese resistance have denounced the existence of groups named "ninjas" formed by locals under the service of Indonesia and who are used to terrify the population and commit crimes that are later imputed to the resistance by the occupying forces in an attempt to discredit it.

Indonesia invaded East Timor in 1975 and annexed it one year later but the United Nations still regards Portugal as the territory's administering power.