27 Jun 2011

Papua policeman shot in head

1:27 pm on 27 June 2011

A policeman is in a critical condition after being shot at Mulia Airport in Puncak Jaya in the Indonesian province of Papua on Friday.

The Papua Police public relations division head senior commander Wachyono says someone suddenly grabbed the officer's gun and shot him in the head.

The Jakarta Post reports the police as saying an estimated five perpetrators then mingled with people boarding a plane to Jayapura.