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03 January 2000 Military News

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  • KASHMIR BLAST Voice of America 03 January 2000 -- Separatists are being blamed for an explosion that has killed 14-people and injured more than 30 others at a market in Indian Kashmir.
  • INDONESIA / AMBON Voice of America 03 January 2000 -- Indonesian security forces are seizing weapons in a security sweep in the troubled Molucca Islands. Sectarian violence killed an estimated 15-hundred people in 1999 and shows no sign of abating in the new year.
  • LEBANON / RUSSIA Voice of America 03 January 2000 -- Lebanese police have killed a Palestinian man who fired grenades at the Russian embassy in Beirut Monday. They say a note found in the dead man's pocket indicates his attack was a protest against Russia's military assault on Muslim rebels in Chechnya.
  • RUSSIA / CHECNYA Voice of America 03 January 2000 -- Russia is keeping up its air and artillery bombardment of the Chechen capital, Grozny, and has also intensified bombing of rebel strongholds in Chechnya's southern mountains.

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  • ETA BOMB INCIDENTS THWARTED : Monday, January 03, 2000 Incident Type: SECURITY Country: MADRID, SPAIN : U.S. Embassy Madrid has reported the following account by the Spanish press on the thwarting of two bomb incidents by the Basque separatist group ETA (Euzkadi ta Askatasuna - Basque Fatherland & Liberty).
  • TALEBAN RELATIONS Voice of America 03 January 2000 -- Kamal Matin-uddin, author of the book, "The Taleban Phenomenon," thinks the Taleban handled the hijacking very well. He says they deserve the praise of not only the Indians, but the entire world.
  • EGYPT / RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE Voice of America 03 January 2000 -- At least ten people are dead after three days of clashes between Muslims and Christians in Southern Egypt.



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