20 Jan 2014

Indonesian police say situation under control after Papua shooting

4:17 pm on 20 January 2014

After a shooting in the Indonesian province of Papua on Saturday, local police say the situation is now under control.

The Jakarta Post reports the Puncak Jaya Police chief Senior Commissioner Marselis as saying the township of Mulia is stable after the incident, which included the theft of eight assault rifles from the police allegedly by separatist rebels.

Commissioner Marselis has warned there will be punishment for the negligence of the local police.

Police say an armed civilian group, thought to be the separatists from the Free Papua Movement, shot at the Pasar Lama post, which was manned by personnel from the Puncak Jaya Military District Command, and injured two soldiers.