Verzonden: vrijdag 27 oktober 2000 17:32
Onderwerp: Moluccas Report No.84

 
CRISIS CENTRE DIOCESE OF AMBOINA
Jalan Pattimura 32 – Ambon 97124 ? Indonesia
Tel 0062 (0)911 342195   Fax 0062 (0)911 355337   E-mail: compro@ambon.wasantara.net.id
 
Ambon, October 27, 2000
 
THE SITUATION IN AMBON / MOLUCCAS – Report no.84
 
1.       ASSAULT ON THREE POLICE VEHICLES – In the early morning of October 24, three police vehicles on their way from Passo to police headquarters in Batumeja/Ambon were thrown at with four grenades and shot at by snipers while passing the muslim dominated eastern neighbourhood of Galunggung. The grenades missed their target, and the shooting had no effect since the vehicles were bullet proof.
2.       CONTINUATION OF THE CONFLICT ON THE ISLAND OF SAPARUA – In the early morning of October 26, the christian villages of Ulath and Ouw on the island of Saparua again became the target of an assault from the side of nearby Sirisori Islam. Local newspaper “Suara Maluku” reports that as a result of this attack one resident of Ulath (Buang Supusepa, 50) and one Brimob policeman were killed. Newspaper “Siwalima” reports that also three army soldiers were killed in the incident. Three residents of Ulath were injured. At least five houses were burned down. The attackers, numbering several thousands, used organic weapons, mortars and molotov cocktails. At about 2.00 p.m. the security forces together with local civilians at last managed to get the situation under control.
 
C.J.Böhm msc, secretary Crisis Centre Diocese of Amboina