5 Dec 2011

Two policemen killed in Indonesian Papua

6:22 am on 5 December 2011

Two Indonesian policemen have been shot dead in the latest deadly attack in Indonesia's Papua province.

A police spokesman says an unidentified armed group opened fire at paramilitary police in Puncak Jaya highland in central Papua.

Two policemen died after being shot in the head and another was injured in the thigh.

In October Indonesia sent 260 paramilitary reinforcements to the highland, a known hub for Papuan separatists, after a local police chief was shot dead by a group of attackers.