The Jakarta Post
A man identified as Wakanio Enumbi, 25, was shot dead in a shootout between security officers and an armed group at Puncak Senyum, Mulia, in Papua's Puncak Jaya regency on Wednesday morning.
"The incident took place at around 9 a.m.," Cendrawasih Military Command (Kodam) XVII chief Maj. Gen. Christian Zebua told The Jakarta Post in Jayapura.
He said that after the clash, security officers had confiscated an SSI rifle and 17 bullets at the scene.
Christian said that angry clashes had ben taking place in Puncak Senyum since Tuesday afternoon, after security officers spotted a number of locals passing the area carrying traditional weapons.
This latest incident did not disrupt voting in Puncak Jaya for the legislative election, however.
"There were no security issues during the voting period, and the shooting was not related to the election. People have kept on arriving at the polling stations to cast their votes," Puncak Jaya Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Marselis told the Post.
"The victim [Enumbi] was on the DPO [police's most-wanted list]."
National Police chief Gen. Sutarman said in Jakarta that the police and personnel from the Indonesian Military (TNI) were investigating the case. (nfo)
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