7 Dec 2011

Four police officers killed in Papua in two months

4:18 pm on 7 December 2011

A third Indonesian police officer has died of wounds received in an attack in Papua.

The Jakarta Post reports the man was assaulted by villagers while on his way to Nimbokran district in Jayapura.

He is the fourth police officer to be killed in the past two months, including two killed in an attack by unknown gunmen at the weekend.

That attack has led to increased activity by the security forces in Papua.