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Aceh disarmament marred by shooting of rebel

A rebel in Indonesia’s Aceh province has been shot and wounded by a soldier during a disarmament ceremony aimed at ending decades of violence in the tsunami-hit conflict zone. Rebels from the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) began handing over their rifles and pistols to foreign monitors on Friday, in a second phase of disarmament that was part of a peace deal agreed with the government in August. Police said the independent Aceh Monitoring Mission (AMM), established under the terms of the August deal in Helsinki, was probing the shooting of the GAM rebel, which coincided with Friday’s disarmament launch. Full Story

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