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Jornal Indpendente reported yesterday that the soldier, Cristovao da Silva, died despite receiving intensive medical treatment at the Guido Valadares National Hospital for the injuries he sustained after being struck by rocks. The rocks were thrown at the soldier by an unknown group of people in Dili's suburb of Quintal-Boot last Sunday, 12 August 2012.
The Deputy Defence Force Commander, Brigadier General Filomeno Paixao has extended condolences to the family of the deceased man.
The motives behind the attack are not yet known.