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Gunshots fired at Aceh legislator's car

Jakarta Globe - July 15, 2013

SP/Muhammad Hamzah, Banda Aceh – Police were investigating last night after an East Aceh legislator's car was found to have been shot at by an unknown party in the early hours of Sunday morning.

East Aceh police chief Ad. Sr. Comr. Muhajir said a Daihatsu Taruna car belonging to Fadil Muhammad, the deputy chairman of Commission A of the district legislative council, was shot at while parked in front of the Aceh Party district headquarters in Simpang Ulin.

Witnesses said they heard three noises, but most had attributed it at the time to firecrackers, which are commonly set off during Ramadan.

The owner found three bullet holes in the car around 7:00 a.m. He immediately went to the police to report the incident.

Police investigating the scene found one bullet casing of a caliber usually used with a rifle. The motive for the shooting remained unknown, Muhajir said.