Gunmen kill soldier in Indonesian Papua
"One soldier was shot dead when an armed group opened fire on a military post in Tingginambut this morning at 9:30 am local time (0030 GMT)," Papua province military spokesman Jansen Simanjuntak told AFP.
"The soldier who died was shot in the chest, while another soldier was injured with a shot to the arm."
Simanjuntak said police had not identified the perpetrators.
The incident occurred in the mountainous Puncak Jaya district, a known hideout for armed separatists.
Gun attacks are not uncommon in Papua, in Indonesia's extreme east, where poorly-armed separatists have for decades fought a low-level insurgency on behalf of the mostly ethnic Melanesian population.