6 Dec 2010

Papua police say latest shooting targets were special forces soldiers

4:17 pm on 6 December 2010

There has been another killing in the Indonesian region of Papua with a diner shot dead in a cafe on Saturday night.

It comes after a series of four attacks last week, including one in which one person was shot dead and six wounded.

The Jakarta Globe reports police saying separatist guerrillas are responsible for the attacks.

The paper reports that four unknown gunmen burst into a cafe and shot dead a customer, motorcyle taxi driver Muhamad Amas.

Police say the dead man was hit five times.

Police spokesman, senior commander Wachyono, says it appears the gunmen had intended to target soldiers linked to the Army's special forces unit, or Kopassus, but had missed.