28 Apr 2014

State funeral for Indonesian officer killed in Papua

12:36 pm on 28 April 2014

Indonesia has held a state funeral for an officer killed in Papua on Friday.

The Jakarta Post says the ceremony for First Sergeant Rahman Hakim was held in Jayapura.

He was shot dead allegedly by a group of separatists during the military's routine security operation in Gurage in Puncak Jaya regency.

A civilian, identified as Polang Harahap, was severely injured in the shooting and is receiving medical treatment.