One killed in armed attack in Papua

One killed in armed attack in Papua
, 5 August 2010























Puncak Jaya people: JP/Irawaty Wardany

A migrant was killed and another injured after unidentified gunmen attacked them in Wuneri village in the restive Papua regency of Puncak Jaya, police reported.

Spokesman for the papua police Sr. Comr. Wachyono said Thursday that 25-year-old Wahid, a kiosk owner in the village, was shot dead late Wednesday afternoon.

A motorcycle taxi (ojek) driver, who was passing by, also suffered gunshot wounds.

Wachyono said that Wahid was shot inside his kiosk. The police found an AK-47 bullet shell at the crime site, he said.

It was the second armed attack in Puncak Jaya in as many days. On Tuesday night a group of gunmen opened fire at a car carrying a district chief and his family on their way home from the regency capital of Mulia. The family survived the attack unhurt.