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March 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
About 2,000 Madurese settlers boarded a navy ship in Sampit on Indonesia's part of Borneo island to flee a deadly two-week rampage by Dayak warriors. "The government will do all it can to bring the settlers back to Sampit as soon as possible, but for now our priority is their safety," Sampit district chief M. Wahyudi Anwar said. Nearly 500 ethnic Madurese have been killed and an estimated 80,000 have been forced from their homes, officials say.
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March 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
About 2,000 Madurese settlers boarded a navy ship in Sampit on Indonesia's part of Borneo island to flee a deadly two-week rampage by Dayak warriors. "The government will do all it can to bring the settlers back to Sampit as soon as possible, but for now our priority is their safety," Sampit district chief M. Wahyudi Anwar said. Nearly 500 ethnic Madurese have been killed and an estimated 80,000 have been forced from their homes, officials say.
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February 28, 2001 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Borneo headhunters waging a war of "ethnic cleansing" massacred 118 refugees as police were escorting the terrified villagers to what they thought was safety, police officials and community leaders said Tuesday. Six officers assigned to protect the ethnic Madurese refugees fled when dozens of Dayak warriors, wielding spears and long knives, attacked the group near the village of Parangian. The victims included pregnant women, children and old men.
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February 28, 2001 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Borneo headhunters waging a war of "ethnic cleansing" massacred 118 refugees as police were escorting the terrified villagers to what they thought was safety, police officials and community leaders said Tuesday. Six officers assigned to protect the ethnic Madurese refugees fled when dozens of Dayak warriors, wielding spears and long knives, attacked the group near the village of Parangian. The victims included pregnant women, children and old men.
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March 9, 2001 | From Associated Press
A peace mission by Indonesia's head of state ended in bloodshed Thursday when police and native Dayaks clashed on Borneo island, where hundreds of people have been slaughtered in ethnic violence. As many as six indigenous protesters were killed, the Kalteng Pos newspaper quoted local military chiefs as saying. Police said four died in the fighting. Just minutes after President Abdurrahman Wahid flew out of the region, Dayak protesters threw rocks at riot police, who responded with gunfire.
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