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Italian tourist killed by gunman in Indonesia

Xinhuanet 2002-08-09 17:44:01

””””JAKARTA, Aug. 9 (Xinhuanet) -- An Italian tourist identified as Lorenzo Taddei was killed during an attack by an unknown gunman inPoso of Central Sulawesi province, Indonesia, a local official confirmed Friday.

””””The spokesman for the Central Sulawesi Police, Agus Sugianto, said the incident took place on Thursday evening when the Italian and his wife were aboard a bus from Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi province.

””””He said that a man with an automatic riffle shot the bus duringa brief raid, killing Lorenzo and injuring three other passengers,before disappearing in the jungle.

””””Clashes between Muslim and Christian camps have been hitting Poso for months. Over the past few days, serious violence went rampage during which at least seven people were shot and wounded, four others missing and two churches and 27 houses burned down.

””””Almost at the same time, a series of fresh bombings rocked Poso.The targets included the house of Poso legislative council speakerMurad Nasir.

””””The most latest violence was stirred up by the extremists to disrupt the peace accord signed last December by both Muslim and Christian leaders in the hill resort of Malino in South Sulawesi province. Enditem

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