Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Friday, 11.17.2017
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2
 3  4  5  6  7  8  9
 10  11  12  13  14  15  16
 17  18  19  20  21  22  23
 24  25  26  27  28  29
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Feb 11,2008
East Timor president wounded
by UPI

DILI, Timor-Leste - Jose Ramos-Horta, the Nobel Prize-winning leader of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, reportedly was shot in the stomach in an attack at his house Monday.

Ramos-Horta was undergoing emergency surgery following the 7 a.m. attack in Dili, the BBC reported. Maj. Domingos de Camara, an army spokesman, said the president of the southeast Asian nation was injured when two cars drove by his house and began shooting, the British network said.

One of the attackers, identified as renegade soldier Alfredo Reinado, was killed by presidential guards and one guard was reported to have been seriously wounded.

Reinado allegedly had threatened last November to use force against the government and had been indicted in connection with fighting between police and rebel troops in 2006.

There were unconfirmed reports from local media that the house of Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao was attacked as well, but no injuries were reported, the BBC said.

Ramos-Horta was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo in 1996.

Timor-Leste -- formerly referred to as East Timor -- gained independence in 2002.

© 2008 United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

581 times read

Related news
Wounded Timor president flown to Australia by UPI posted on Feb 11,2008

Emergency declared in East Timor by UPI posted on Feb 12,2008

Timor-Leste leader emerges from coma by UPI posted on Feb 21,2008

Ramos Horta wins Timor presidency by UPI posted on May 10,2007

Brazil seeks Lat Am's first nuke sub by UPI posted on Jan 29,2008

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 4.69Rating: 4.69Rating: 4.69Rating: 4.69Rating: 4.69 (total 26 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?