7 Nov 2013

Papuan militant shot dead by Indonesian military

2:53 pm on 7 November 2013

A member of the Free Papua Movement has been shot dead by Indonesian military in the province of Papua.

The Jakarta Globe reports that Kiwo Telenggen was shot in front of the Mulia district offices, in the Puncak Jaya district, and died instantly.

A senior military officer has told the newspaper Kiwo Telenggen was killed by soldiers, who returned fire when he shot at them as they were travelling in a vehicle.

Kiwo Telenggen is an alleged member of the armed wing of the movement known as OPM, under the command of Goliat Tabuni.

The area has been the scene of deadly shootings and unconfirmed reports earlier this year of a slaughter of about 40 indigenous Papuans.