Man dies in prolonged rival groups fight in Papua

A 25-year-old man, Tenius Tabuni, died on Friday after being ambushed by a group of people in an extended communal conflict involving two ethnic groups in Kwamki Lama village, Papua.

The victim died from fatal injuries due to arrow shots. Four other people were also injured in a related attack and were treated at a local hospital.

Antara news agency reported that the fights erupted in nearby woods at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Police intervened and temporarily stopped the fight with warning shots, but the fight continued later that day.

Police have deployed personnel to prevent further clashes.

Clashes erupted early this year between people from Gapura, known as the lower group, and those from Mambruk complexes, known as the upper group.

The conflict has continued sporadically as both groups continue to fight using traditional weapons, despite a traditional peace ceremony held in late January.