E. Timor: Soldiers fire on police, killing nine

By
May 26, 2006 04:50

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Soldiers fired on unarmed police in East Timor's capital on Friday, killing nine and wounding 27, as international troops struggled to end fighting that has threatened to plunge the world's youngest country back into civil war. Members of the tiny nation's 800-member army suspected the policemen of allying themselves with a band of about 600 dismissed soldiers who have engaged in days of deadly clashes with the army in Dili. An hour-long attack on the national police headquarters Thursday ended only after UN police and military advisers negotiated a cease-fire with the Timorese soldiers under which the police officers were to surrender their weapons and leave the building.

Related Content

Police officers stand at a cordon after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminste
August 15, 2018
Man arrested after suspected UK parliament attack

By REUTERS