Police officer shot in Lanny Jaya, Papua

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - Chief Police Brigadier Awaluddin Elwakhan was shot by an armed civilian in Tiom, Lanny Jaya District, Papua, on Monday.

The police officer was in a kiosk located in Tiom Market when an armed man shot him twice in the back of his head, Senior Commissioner Ahmad Kamal, spokesman of the Papua Provincial Police, noted here, Tuesday.

The unidentified gunman fled towards Yiginoa after shooting the officer, he remarked.

Elwakhan was injured and rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.(*)