Indonesia says 1 soldier killed in ongoing Papua clash

TIMIKA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s military said Monday that a soldier was killed in an ongoing clash between security forces and a rebel group near the world’s largest gold mine in Indonesia’s easternmost Papua region. The clashes, which began Feb.…
Villagers Flee to Escape Shootings in Indonesia’s Papua

By The Associated Press, March 7, 2020 JAKARTA, Indonesia — A weeklong shootout between security forces and a rebel group near the world’s largest gold mine in Indonesia’s easternmost Papua region has caused nearly 2,000 villagers to flee, officials said…

The Indonesian territory has struggled for independence for more than 50 years. By Bilveer Singh Papua has been in constant turmoil for more than 50 years, especially following the territory’s incorporation into Indonesia in 1969. This include incidences of violence where…