More Violence in Papuan Central Highlands
The Tingginambut area within the Papuan Central Highlands was again the scene of violence in October when one civilian worker was killed during an attack by unknown people on a work crew. The police reportedly questioned five witnesses to the attack which was carried out by approximately 15 men armed with guns and swords. The work crew was employed by PT Agung Karya and was conducting repair work on a bridge in the Kalome area in Tingginambut district.
The Tingginambut area as been the seen of attacks and security force reprisals against local civilians for six months.