More killings reported in Indonesia’s Papua

There are reports of further violence in Indonesia’s Papua region.

West Papuan monitoring group, the Institute of Papuan Advocacy and Human Rights, or Elsham, says two middle-aged men were shot by police this morning.

The reports say the men, who were brothers, were part of a group doing a traditional war dance in Timika in the Highlands when they were shot.

In a riot that followed buildings and vehicles were set alight.

It comes after several weeks of heightened violence in the region, including the killing last week of a prominent indigenous leader.
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