State of emergency declared in East Timor
Monday, February 11, 2008
The state of emergency applies throughout East Timor and it prohibits all public gatherings. The curfew applies from 20:00 to 6:00 (East Timor time).
The President of East Timor, Jose Ramos-Horta, was seriously wounded by a bullet during an attack on his home in the early hours of this morning.
The first attack was carried out by a rebel army on at 06:00 am (East Timor time). During the attack the rebels launched a shootout with guards of the house.
Ramos-Horta was transferred by air to Darwin, where he was taken to the Royal Darwin Hospital. The staff at the hospital have said they expect Ramos-Horta to make a "full recovery" and that he is in a stable condition.
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