24 Aug 2011

Indonesian officer stabbed to death in Papua

1:48 pm on 24 August 2011

An Indonesian military officer stationed in Papua was stabbed to death by unknown attackers on Tuesday.

Capt. Tasman from the Cenderawasih Regional Command was on his way to work when the attack took place near a housing complex in Heram, Jayapura.

The Jakarta Globe reports that a university student who witnessed how a motorbike followed the officer when two men approached him and killed him.

The paper says neither the police nor the military in Papua were willing to comment.