Six killed as Indonesian forces fire on protesters in Papua


At least six people have been killed after Indonesian security forces opened fire on Papuan protesters who stormed a government office in Deiyai region.

Some reports added that several people were injured in the clash in Indonesia's easternmost province.

The police, however, dismissed reports of protesters being killed as "a provocation", but said only one military personnel was killed and three police officers injured in a clash.

"Security forces are trying to control the security in the area," an officer said.

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