Jayapura, Papua, (ANTARA News) - A riot broke out during a funding disbursement under the village fund program in Tolikara District of Papua Province on Monday afternoon, leading to a civilian and 10 policemen being injured.

The dispute in Biuk Hamlet of Karubaga Sub-district was triggered due to the dualism of leaders of the hamlet, Head of Tolikara Resort Police Senior Commissioner Adjunct Mada informed Antara here on Tuesday.

The riot that erupted at 4 p.m. Eastern Indonesia Time was widespread after some people provoked the situation, calling on others to ambush the police.

The police fired a warning shot that caused injury to a civilian.

The wounded civilian was taken to the Wamena Regional Hospital for treatment, Mada stated.

Meanwhile, 10 police officers suffered from bruises as a result of the clash.

The distribution of funding under the village fund program was delayed due to the riot. The local administration plans to continue the distribution on Wednesday (May 30).

Tolikara District, with an area of 14,564 square kilometers, is located in central Papua Province.

The region has 45 sub-districts and 541 hamlets, with Karubaga as the capital city.

Reporter: Bayu Prasetyo
Editor: Otniel Tamindael
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