3 Nov 2003

Body of Indonesian soldier reportedly found on PNG side of border

2:43 pm on 3 November 2003

A Papua New Guinea newspaper says the decomposing body of an Indonesian soldier has been found on the PNG side of the border.

The National newspaper quotes police as saying that the soldier may have been shot in about June.

It says the Indonesian authorities have neither confirmed or denied that a soldier has been missing.

Border officials are investigating the matter.