4 Jan 2015

Ambush leaves 3 dead in Papua

12:58 pm on 4 January 2015

Two policemen and a civilian have been killed in an ambush in Indonesia's Papua province.

The Antara news agency says the deadly ambush was launched by unknown armed attackers in Utikini Village, in the Mimika district.

According to security sources, the three victims were shot dead and tortured by their attackers.

Their whereabouts was only known after a group of policemen conducting a routine patrol found their car near the bridge in Utikini Village.

Police say the attackers also seized the dead officers rifles, ammunition magazines and bullets.