East Timor: UN police, peacekeepers team up to investigate killing of alleged thieves
A group of alleged cattle thieves were confronted Friday by TNI troops on the Indonesian side of the tactical coordination line that separates East Timor and West Timor. TNI reported it had shot three of the suspects, killing two. The wounded man and another suspect reportedly escaped and fled into East Timor.
UN police, assisted by peacekeepers from New Zealand, launched an investigation into the incident. They were conducting a search operation in the area surrounding Nanu village, where the two surviving suspects were last seen.
UN investigators have not confirmed the nationality of the two killed.