13 Apr 2005

Police in Papua shoot alleged separatist leader in Puncak Jaya

10:15 am on 13 April 2005

Police in the Indonesian province of Papua say they have shot dead an alleged member of a Papua separatist group.

Papua Police chief Dodi Sumantyawan says the alleged rebel, Toliniwamben Giri, was killed in Puncak Jaya regency when police officers encountered the group.

Mr Sumantyawan says police located the group after a tip-off.

He says police arrested eight other people believed to be separatists.