Gunfire Rings Out Near Tsunami Camp
A barrage of automatic gunfire rang out Thursday near an Indonesian relief camp for tsunami survivors, prompting mothers cradling babies to dive to the ground and whisper prayers for their safety.
Nobody was injured and the shooting did not appear to be directed at the refugees on the hilly mountain resort of Lambreh. However, it underscored the fragile security situation in Aceh, where separatist guerrillas and government forces have been fighting for 27 years. Refugees at the camp, home to about 200 survivors of the Dec. 26 earthquake-tsunami disaster, dove for cover, screamed and prayed when four bursts of gunfire came from nearby hills. Neither the rebels nor soldiers were visible from the camp. Full Story