27 Oct 2004

Papua police investigating death of five civilians

10:41 am on 27 October 2004

The charred remains of five civilians, who police say were killed by separatist guerillas, have been found in the Indonesian province of Papua.

Police and soldiers found the remains on Monday in the remote Puncak region,

They say the bodies appear to have been burned to destroy evidence.

Security forces are still looking for the attackers, who are believed to be members of the Free Papua Movement, or OPM.