19 Jun 2012

More killings reported in Indonesia's Papua

4:36 am on 19 June 2012

There are reports of further violence in Indonesia's Papua region.

West Papuan monitoring group, the Institute of Papuan Advocacy and Human Rights, or Elsham, says two middle-aged men were shot by police Monday morning.

The reports say the men, who were brothers, were part of a group doing a traditional war dance in Timika in the Highlands when they were shot.

In a riot that followed buildings and vehicles were set alight.

It comes after several weeks of heightened violence in the region, including the killing last week of a prominent indigenous leader.