• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    LS ROAD LEADING TO LONGHOUSE
    3 ft

    2.
    MS DYAKS OUTSIDE LONGHOUSE
    5 ft

    3.
    CU GURKHA OFFICER LOOKING AT BULLET-RIDDLED WALL (2 SHOTS)
    11 1/2 ft

    4.
    MCU ELDERLY DYAK TELLING INCIDENT TO OFFICER
    13 1/2 ft

    5.
    MCU OFFICER LOOKING AT DAMAGED CUTLERY
    15 ft

    6.
    CU PUNCTURED TRAYS (3 SHOTS)
    22 ft

    7.
    CU KEROSENE TIN
    23 ft

    8.
    MCU OFFICER EXAMINING BRUISED EYE
    25 ft

    9.
    MLS DYAK WOMAN SHOWING BULLETS TO OFFICER
    28 ft

    10.
    CU BULLETS ON WOMAN'S PALM
    31 ft

    11.
    MCU SAME WOMAN
    33 ft

    12.
    MS OFFICER TELEPHONING
    35 ft

    13.
    LS JUNGLE
    38 ft

    14.
    MLS TROOPS PATROLLING JUNGLE (2 SHOTS)
    43 ft

    15.
    MS GURKHAS LOOKING AT MORTAR SHELL
    48 ft

    16.
    CU SHELL
    50 ft



    Initials CAR/S/GAP/YA/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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