OPM Kill Policeman in Papua

Armed rebels shot a policeman dead at point-blank range on Saturday (28/01) when they ambushed a paramilitary patrol in Indonesia’s the most-eastern province of Papua.

The group, which believed as Free Papua Organization (OPM), opened fire on 12 paramilitary police who were conducting a routine patrol in Puncak Jaya highland in central Papua, provincial police spokesman Wachyono said.

“One police member was shot in the head. Our personnel are still chasing down the attackers,” he said, in the latest spasm of violence in the highland district, believed to be a hub of Papuan separatists.

Four policemen had been killed there in separate ambushes since October 2011.

Attackers also shot and killed a food vendor last week in the district, where hundreds of paramilitary reinforcements were sent in October.(*wpnn)

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