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Police officer shot dead in inland Papua

30th May 2014 | 2.270 Views
Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - A police officer was shot dead at 4.30 p. m. local time on Friday in Tiom, the capital of the district of Lanny Jaya in inland Papua.

The spokesman of the Papua Regional Police Command, Senior Commissioner Pudjo, confirmed the incident to ANTARA, saying that Second Brigadier Irvan was shot by armed civilians while passing a fuel oil retail shop on his motorbike.

The victim was taken to a local hospital but he could not be saved, he said.

The situation in Tiom and its surrounding areas is still tense with police officers and military personnel standing on guard in several locations.(*)