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East Timor defends shooting deaths near Indonesian border

East Timorese Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri says his country’s police force acted in self defence when they shot dead three former pro-Jakarta militiamen near the border last week. Mr Alkatiri has criticised Indonesia for failing to prevent militiamen from infiltrating East Timor. The incident on Friday sparked a diplomatic row between Indonesia and its former province of East Timor, with Jakarta accusing East Timorese police of excessive use of force. Mr Alkatiri says East Timorese policemen were ambushed by three men who crossed the border without documents, visas or passports. Full Story

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