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Christian Gang Kills 18 Muslims, Police Say

July 05, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

A Christian gang killed 18 Muslims, including women and children, outside a town on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi during religious clashes, police said.

Fighting broke out early Tuesday between Muslim and Christian gangs near the town of Poso, with dozens of villagers injured and houses set ablaze, an officer at the military station in the town said.

Police on Wednesday found 14 people hacked to death, many of them women and children. Later, local police Lt. Col. Jasman Baso Opu said officers discovered four more victims--all of them stabbed to death.

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