East Timor president undergoes surgery after being wounded in attack on his home

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Associated Press Writer

DILI, East Timor (AP) -- East Timor President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jose Ramos-Horta was shot in the stomach during an attack on his home Monday by renegade soldiers, an army spokesman said.

East Timor television reported that Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao's home also came under fire, but that no one was hurt.

Ramos-Horta was being operated on at an Australian army hospital in the capital, presidential adviser Agusto Zunior told The Associated Press.

One of Ramos-Horta's guards was killed in the attack, army spokesman Maj. Domingos da Camara said.

Ramos-Horta shared the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize with countryman Bishop Carlos Belo for leading a nonviolent struggle against the Indonesian occupation.