Indonesian soldiers clash with police over comrades death
JAKARTA (AP) - Dozens of Indonesian soldiers angry over the killing of a comrade by police have attacked and burned down a police headquarters and four other police stations in the province of South Sumatra.
National police spokesman Maj. Gen. Suhardi Alius said four policemen including a sub-district chief were stabbed in Thursday's attacks by about 95 soldiers in Ogan Komering Ulu district. Two of the police were in critical condition.
The attacks were triggered by the fatal shooting of a soldier in January by a police officer following an alleged traffic violation.
Maj. Gen Alius said the soldiers initially wanted to find out the legal process of the case but unexpectedly turned violent.