Sus­pects hunted after mass killings

Swazi Observer - - NEWS -

IN­DONE­SIA- Se­cu­rity forces in In­done­sia's eastern prov­ince of Pa­pua are hunt­ing for sep­a­ratist fighters sus­pected of killing at least 19 work­ers build­ing a bridge in the re­gion, a mil­i­tary spokesman said. The killing of the work­ers is one of the worst out­breaks of vi­o­lence in years in Pa­pua, home to a sim­mer­ing sep­a­ratist con­flict since it was in­cor­po­rated into In­done­sia after a widely crit­i­cised UN-backed ref­er­en­dum in 1969. Colonel Muham­mad Aidi said the num­ber of work­ers killed in the at­tack had been re­vised down to 19 from 24, based on the lat­est ac­counts from four sur­vivors. Al Jazeera

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