Indonesia arrests 3 over E Timor attacks

ABC

Indonesian Police have arrested three East Timorese men in connection with February’s assassination attempt on President Jose Ramos-Horta.

Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says all three men are members of the East Timorese military.

The three men allegedly crossed the border illegally into Indonesia shortly after the shooting.

They were arrested last night by Indonesian police, acting on a warrant issued by East Timor’s attorney-general.

The three arrested men are apparently suspects in the attempts, but Mr Yudhoyono did not go into detail.

East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta was shot and seriously wounded at his home in Dili on February 11 by a group of armed rebels, led by former soldier Alfredo Reinado.

Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao’s motorcade was attacked the same morning.

– ABC/Kyodo

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