West Papua National Liberation Army

Papuan Liberation Army claims responsibility for dead Indonesian soldier

The shooting took place at a market in Sinak in Papua's Puncak Jaya regency.

A Highlands-based Defense Region Command of the rebel group, which says it is waging a war for West Papuan independence from Indonesia, made a statement about the attack.

A spokesperson confirmed a team of his men shot the soldier dead.

He said the shooting was a message to the government of Indonesia and the global public that the West Papua National Liberation Army would not cease to oppose the military and the Indonesian police.