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At Least 38 Dead in Clashes in Ambon, Indonesia

HeadlineDec 27, 1999

At least 38 people have died in fresh bloodshed in the ravaged eastern Indonesian island of Ambon, ignoring government efforts to bring peace to a region once admired for its religious tolerance. The official Antara news agency said today the victims were from two days of clashes, which broke out after a 14-year-old Muslim boy was hit by a vehicle driven by a Christian in Ambon city.

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