Jakarta – Two people were killed when gunmen approached a group of workers in the remote Papua regency of Puncak Jaya at 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday.
The dead were identified as Hans Ling Satya and Elemus Ramanday, who are PT Modern employees, kompas.com reported.
Four workers who escaped the incident were said to be safe and at a nearby police mobile brigade post, but another worker is still missing and was last seen heading to the nearby forest. The gunmen also set to fire three cars.
Papua Police Insp. Gen. Bekto Suparto has not provided an explanation about the case, but Agus Bemei, who reported the case to police, said the killers had three firearms and three grenades.