31 May 2013

More violence in West Papua as four killed and dozens injured

3:13 pm on 31 May 2013

Indonesian police say a violent clash in Papua province has left four people dead and 26 others injured.

The Jakarta Post reports that the clash in Nduga stemmed from the murder of a local councillor, Eka Tabuni, on Wednesday night.

A group of three men had beaten and stabbed Mr Tabuni to avenge the death of a relative whose recent death they held the councillor responsible for.

This subsequently led to fighting between two groups, claiming the lives of four people before police made three arrests and cordoned off the area where the violence took place.