27 Mar 2012

Indonesian soldier killed in Papua

4:25 pm on 27 March 2012

An Indonesian soldier has died in Jayapura in Papua Province after he was stabbed by an unidentified man.

The Antara news agency reports the soldier was stabbed in the chest by a man who approached his guard post.

He was rushed a local health centre and later to a hospital where he died on Sunday.

An army spokesperson says the man's body has been repatriated to his hometown in East Nusa Tenggara for burial.