23 May 2012

One person killed and seven houses set on fire

Diario Nacional May 23, 2012, Language Source: Tetun - An unknown group attacked communities in the sub district of Uatulari, the eastern
District of Viquerque, killing one person and burning down seven houses.

Operational commander for the Timorese National Police (PNTL) superintendent Armando Monteiro said they had information, saying the incident happened during the ceremony for the country’s independence restoration day last Sunday.

Monteiro said in the afternoon after lowering the national flag the unknown
group of people attacked the local residents who were participating in the
ceremony. “Based on the information from Viqueque police our communities from Uatulari sub district took part in the ceremony suddenly a group of people attacked them. During the attacks one person was killed and seven houses were set ablaze,” Monteiro said.
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