29 Jul 2014

Gunfight in Papua wounds soldiers

1:09 pm on 29 July 2014

Three Indonesian soldiers have suffered gunshot injuries following an attack in the province of Papua.

The Jakarta Globe reports the attack, allegedly by a separatist group, targetted a military post in the Tingginambut area of Papua's Puncak Jaya district.

The soldiers were reportedly patrolling near the post when a group attacked the post, leading to an exchange of fire, which eventually forced the attackers back into a nearby forest.

The soldiers were taken to Jayapura for medical treatment.

A Papuan military spokesman, Rikas Hidayatullah, refused to comment.