14 Oct 2004

Indonesia hunts suspects in Papua bus attack

7:13 am on 14 October 2004

Security forces are trying to track down a number of gunmen who attacked a minibus in the Indonesian province of Papua.

The deputy regent of Puncak Jaya, Lukas Enembe says the passenger bus operating in the region was attacked early yesterday morning by an unknown number of people.

Gunshots shattered the front window of the minibus, but no one was hurt in the attack.

Mr Lukas says Free Papua Movement separatists who are known to be operating in the area are suspected of being involved.