Separatists In Indonesia’s West Papua Killed Four
JAKARTA, Oct 1 (NNN-ANTARA) – At least 12 people, working on building a road in Indonesia’s province of West Papua, were attacked by armed separatists, with four of the workers shot dead, a spokesman of the provincial police confirmed, yesterday.
Adam Erwindi told local media that, the attack took place on Thursday night, and a number of personnel have been deployed immediately at the scene, to rescue other victims who were still not found.
The West Papua National Liberation Army, the armed wing of the Free Papua Movement (OPM), claimed responsibility for the attack, saying, it was part of their struggle for independence from Indonesia, which they accused of conducting a genocidal campaign against indigenous communities in Papua.
The OPM has been seeking independence through guerrilla wars, in the past several decades, targeting soldiers, police personnel, as well as, civilians.