Thursday, August 16, 2007

The security situation in Timor-Leste is still tense.


This is a broadcast of the UN Police in Timor-Leste to provide you
with information about the security situation around the country.

Thursday 16 August 2007

The security situation in Timor-Leste is still tense.

United Nations police officers (UNPol) in conjunction with the
national police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) and the International
Stabilisation Force (ISF) remain fully deployed to respond to any
disturbances that may occur.

Early this morning in Dili, a security guard was shot in the leg
whilst on duty in Delta-2. The facts are still being established, but
it is believed that the house he was guarding was being attacked by
unknown assailants at around 0150hrs and that, to scare off the
assailants, the resident of the house fired a warning shot which
ricocheted off the ground and struck the security guard. UNPol have
taken the victim to Dili hospital. Police are investigating.

Last night in Lautem, three masked man set fire to a primary school
in Bauro village and attacked two security guards. Police
extinguished the fire before it caused serious damage. The two
security guards sustained minor machete wounds and were taken to Los
Palos hospital for treatment.

Last night in Covalima, police received reports that Beco market was
on fire. They attended the scene and found that the fire had only
caused minor damage to the market. Police have detained five people
for questioning.

No security incidents were reported in Baucau or Viqueque districts
yesterday. All government offices and schools remain closed in Viqueque.

The Police advise to avoid traveling during the night to the most
affected areas. Please report any suspicious activities. You can
call 112 or 7230365 to contact the police 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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