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Horta in critical but stable condition -- TV channels

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (KUNA) -- President of Timor Leste Jose Ramos Horta, who was shot by rebel troops early Monday, is in a critical but stable condition, television channels in Timor Leste reported.
The channels quoted the president's spokesman as saying that Horta was wounded in the stomach and that his condition is stable after undergoing surgery.
Horta was shot in front of his home in Dili in an attack that led to the killing of a number of people, a spokesman of Timor Leste's army said.
Horta was a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 and was the leader of the campaign against the Indonesian rule of Timor Leste that started after the withdrawal of the Portuguese in 1957.
Timor Leste got its independence in 2002.(end) asf.ris KUNA 111202 Feb 08NNNN