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Jakarta Post

Foreigners again targets of terror in Aceh

  • Hotli Simanjuntak

    The Jakarta Post

Banda Aceh   /   Tue, November 24 2009   /  12:55 pm

Foreign citizens have yet again become the target of terror attacks in Aceh, this time against two American citizens staying in a house at the Syiah Kuala University lecturer's housing complex in Banda Aceh. The shooting attack caused damage to several windows, but no casualties were reported. The US citizens, both English lecturers at the university, were asleep when their home was riddled with bullets by unidentified gunmen. According to Syiah Kuala Police chief Second Insp. Abdul Mutholib, both of the women were inside the house when the shooting took place at around 6:30 a.m. "They dived for cover when they heard the sound of gunfire outside their home. They heard between five and six gunshots," said Mutholib. The women did not immediately report the incident to police, leaving the house to shop for groceries after which they went to work, not far from where ...