Terrorists in Chechnya have killed three policemen near the village of Alkhan-Kala. Shirvani Yasayev, head of the administration of the Urus-Martan district, reported that traffic policemen had been attacked from an ambush and killed at the outpost on the Kavkaz federal road yesterday evening. According to Yasayev, criminals drove a car to the outpost, suddenly opened fire and then escaped. Their car was discovered later on the other end of the village of Alkhan-Kala. The car had earlier been stolen by the bandits.
Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.