24 Oct 2016

Indonesian military and Papuan separatists exchange gunfire

5:51 pm on 24 October 2016

An Indonesian military officer has been shot in an exchange of gunfire with separatists in Papua.

The incident on Saturday happened in Puncak Jaya District.

A military spokesperson has told the Antara news agency that the Papuan men were armed and fired upon a patrol.

A junior officer was shot at his right hand and left leg, and rushed to hospital.