May 24, 2006

Foreign troops to arrive in E.Timor soon -Dili

DILI (Reuters) - Australian and New Zealand troops will
arrive soon in East Timor to maintain order in the country,
which has been racked by violence in past weeks, the young
country's foreign minister, Jose Ramos-Horta, said on

Shooting between a group of rebel military policemen and
loyal government troops killed at least one person and wounded
six in East Timor on Tuesday, and there was fresh fighting on

Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said earlier
that parts of East Timor had been reported descending into
violence and pledged to send military help if needed.