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East Timor in Turmoil. President Jose Ramos-Horta was injured and prime minister Xanana Gusmao escaped an ambush.

DILI, East Timor - East Timor declared a state of emergency Tuesday after attacks on the country's top leaders in a failed coup left the president in "extremely serious" condition with gunshot wounds.

Rebel soldiers' assassination attempt Monday against President Jose Ramos-Horta and a failed attack on Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao — East Timor's independence icons — thrust the desperately poor country into a fresh crisis amid fears of more unrest and political turmoil.

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