18 Jul 2014

1 dead, 2 injured in Papua attack

8:45 am on 18 July 2014

A civilian has been shot and killed by an armed group in the Puncak Jaya regency of Papua, according to Indonesian police reports.

The Jakarta Post reports that the 30-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, while another two men are in a critical condition at hospital.

The three men were part of a convoy that was transporting food items from Wamena to Mulia when it was attacked by a group of armed civilians, who later burned four of the vehicles.

A spokesperson for Papua police says a joint task force of 26 police and Indonesian soldiers have been assigned to handle the case.