26 Sep 2016

Two police and a civilian shot in Papua

6:46 pm on 26 September 2016

Three people were injured when a military truck was shot at in Indonesia's Papua.

Tabloid Jubi office, Waena, Papua province.

Tabloid Jubi office, Waena, Papua province. Photo: RNZI / Koroi Hawkins

Tabloid Jubi reported the incident happened in Kota Mulia, Puncak Jaya, on Saturday.

A 25-year-old man, Winingga Tabuni, was shot in the chest, while two policemen were also shot.

The truck, belonging to the Puncak Jaya Military Command, was returning to base in Kota Mulia from Puncak Senyum after fetching timber that was to be used to build traditional Papuan houses.

The injured men were being treated while police searched for the attackers.

On September the 12th, a contract teacher, Ezra Patatang, 27, was shot dead in the same area.

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