3 killed in fresh violence in Indonesia’s Papua



Three people have been killed in Indonesia’s restive Papua region with police saying the victims were civilians, while a rebel group that took responsibility said they were undercover intelligence officers.

Police said rebels killed three motorbike taxi drivers on Friday in IntanJaya, a central region in Indonesia’s easternmost territory. “Two of them were shot, while the other one was stabbed to death,” Papua police spokesman Ahmad Mustofa Kamal told AFP.

The West Papua National Liberation Army claimed responsibility but said they shot and killed three undercover agents in an exchange of gunfire with Indonesian troops.

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