Indonesian troops kill Papuan rebel commander


JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities say two Papuan independence fighters, including a rebel commander, have been killed in ongoing clashes between Indonesian security forces and a rebel group in the country’s troubled easternmost region. The clashes began last month in restive Papua province after rebels set fire to several schools and killed two teachers. Authorities say a joint military and police force killed two of the Papuan fighters during a battle with dozens of rebels armed with military-grade weapons as well as axes and arrows. An independence movement and low-level insurgency has simmered in the Papua region since the early 1960s, when Indonesia took control of the former Dutch territory.

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