|Queensland||PRIEST TELLS OF MUTILATION OF FAMILIES BY MILITIA IN TIMOR|
A Queensland priest has returned from East Timor with disturbing reports of massacres of children as young as nine-years-old.
Father Gerry Hefferan told the ABC that a family, including its children, was mutilated and killed a few days ago by the militia.
He said the situation is very tense with house searches continuing in the province.
"People are dying every night in some part of East Timor, some families are dying, some people are being beheaded or mutilated," Fr Hefferan said. "It goes on every single night."
ABC 11:23am 31/5/99