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One killed, one injured in Papua gun attack: Police

Published on Jan 10, 2013 8:21 PM

TIMIKA (AFP) - An unidentified gunman shot dead a civilian and seriously injured a soldier in Indonesia's restive Papua province on Thursday, a local military official said.

"A gunman shot dead a man after he attacked our military member, who is now being treated in hospital for a serious gunshot wound on his back," Papua province's military spokesman Jansen Simanjutak told AFP.

"We haven't identified the perpetrator," he said.

The incident occurred in the Puncak Jaya district, which is believed to be a separatist centre.

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