• Short Summary

    FORTY INDONESIAN TERRORISTS ATTACKED A DYAK LONGHOUSE SITUATED ABOUT 17 MILES AWAY FROM SIMANGGANG, SOUTHERN SARAWAK ON NOVEMBER 18 NIGHT.

  • Description

    FORTY INDONESIAN TERRORISTS ATTACKED A DYAK LONGHOUSE SITUATED ABOUT 17 MILES AWAY FROM SIMANGGANG, SOUTHERN SARAWAK ON NOVEMBER 18 NIGHT.

    THE TERRORISTS USED MORTAR SHELLS, HAND GRENADES AND AUTOMATIC RIFLES.THE CLOSED RANGE ATTACK LASTED FOR MORE THAN 30 MINUTES.

    THE LONGHOUSE WHICH IS ABOUT 20 YARDS FROM THE INDONESIAN BORNEO BORDER WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED.A PLATOON OF GURKHA TROOPS, RUSHED TO THE SCENE, COUNTED 500 BULLET-MARKS ON THE WOODEN PLANK WALLS.

    AN ASSORTMENT OF CUTLERY AND KEROSENE TINS BORE SIMILAR MARKS.TWO DYAKS WERE INJURED IN THE SURPRISE ATTACK.ONE WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL IN SIMANGGANG WITH UNSPECIFIED INJURIES.

    HAND GRENADE EXPLOSIONS ATTRACTED A SARAWAK BORDER SCOUT PATROL WHO CAME DASHING TO THE SCENE.AN EXCHANGE OF FIRE ENSUED.THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES.

    GURKHA TROOPS ON ARRIVAL IMMEDIATELY WENT INTO THE JUNGLE IN SEARCH OF THE TERRORISTS, WHO WERE SAID TO HAVE ATTACKED THE LONGHOUSE IN SEARCH OF FOOD.

    IN OCTOBER THIS YEAR, A BAND OF INDONESIAN TERRORISTS FIRED ON A BUS 13 MILES FROM SIMANGGANG.TWO PASSENGERS ON THE BUS WERE HOSPITALIZED.

    WHEN THE BUS STOPPED, THEY ROBBED THE DRIVER, CONDUCTOR AND PASSENGERS.LATER, THEY THREW A HAND GRENADE WHICH BADLY DAMAGED THE VEHICLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3PFAJFWBZ85NU3UNSR52SUSUP
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PFAJFWBZ85NU3UNSR52SUSUP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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