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Incident Type: Communal riots, violence

Date: June 23, 2000

Location: Kayamanya neighborhood, Poso City

Actors: Disputed

Event: Retributive attacks launched most likely by Protestant and Catholic "ninjas" fight with Muslims and police officers, killing three people, including a member of the police force. Further attacks are reported on Protestant neighborhoods. Police failed to stop the fighting.

Note: Some accuse Fabianus Tibo of being behind this incident, others point to A.L. Lateka. It is a highly disputed case.

Source: Lorraine Aragon, Human Rights Watch, Tempo