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Timor-Leste Leader Wounded In Shooting - UN

Timor-Leste leader wounded in shooting - UN

11 February 2008 - Jose Ramos-Horta, President of Timor-Leste, is receiving medical treatment after a shooting took place at his residence in the capital Dili, the United Nations mission in the country reported.

Several people were wounded during the incident, and the mission, known as UNMIT, said that it "regrets that such incidents have taken place."

Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao of the country, which the UN helped shepherd to independence in 2002, is safe in his office and coordinating with UNMIT and international forces.

UN Police (UNPol) is currently on a state of high alert following the shooting.

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