3 Dec 2012

Papua police make arrests over police station attack

6:42 am on 3 December 2012

Police in Indonesia's Papua province have detained seven people following last months attack on the Pirime police subprecinct station in Lanny Jaya regency.

Three police personnel were killed in the attack.

A Papua Police spokesman told the Jakarta Post that seven men were arrested in separate places.

He says one was captured in Pirime moments after the attack as he resisted arrest while attacking police with a machete.

He says the man was later paralyzed with a gunshot to his leg and he is still receiving treatment at the Wamena General Hospital.

The six other suspects were arrested by police in Waragame village, Piramid district in Jayawijaya regency, during an operation.

At least 10 police officers have been shot dead so far this year by unknown assailants in the province.