East Timor rebels surrender

Army picks up suspects in attempted assassination of the country's president.

    Salsinha, right, surrendered over the weekend
    along with a dozen followers [EPA]

    "I am happy our sons returned to Dili and surrendered their weapons," he told reporters on Tuesday after meeting the surrendering rebels at the presidential palace.

     

    East Timor's prime minister, Xanana Gusmao, escaped unharmed from an assassination attempt that took place almost simultaneously to the attack on the Ramos-Horta.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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