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2 Police Die in Indonesia Sectarian Fight

Snipers shot dead two police officers Tuesday, and a Muslim man was killed in a bomb blast as Christians and Muslims clashed for a third day in Indonesia’s Maluku islands. Armored vehicles patrolled the streets of Ambon, the provincial capital, after the bloodiest outbreak of violence in the region since a peace deal in 2002 ended two years of religious clashes that killed 9,000 people. Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Soenarko said at least 24 people had been killed since the fighting erupted Sunday. The latest casualty was a Muslim man killed in the explosion of a homemade bomb in Ambon’s Talake district, where hours earlier snipers killed two paramilitary policemen and injured a third. Full Story

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