Military and police officers in Indonesia’s Papua evacuate victims of a fatal shooting on Saturday believed to have been carried out by a separatist group. Photo: Twitter
Military and police officers in Indonesia’s Papua evacuate victims of a fatal shooting on Saturday believed to have been carried out by a separatist group. Photo: Twitter
Indonesia

9 civilians shot dead in Indonesia’s restive Papua, days after protests over new law that will see 5 provinces, instead of current 2

  • Police said incident occurred on Saturday morning in a remote highland area; they believe it was carried out by armed separatists
  • Critics say Jakarta’s move to add more provinces will give it more power over region, amid low-level independence battle since area became part of Indonesia in 1969

Military and police officers in Indonesia’s Papua evacuate victims of a fatal shooting on Saturday believed to have been carried out by a separatist group. Photo: Twitter
Military and police officers in Indonesia’s Papua evacuate victims of a fatal shooting on Saturday believed to have been carried out by a separatist group. Photo: Twitter
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