Riot in Indonesia’s Papua leaves 10 dead

INDONESIA has deployed security forces to a town in the breakaway eastern region of Papua after 10 people were killed in a riot sparked by rumours of a child abduction, officials said today.

Angry locals in Wamena town attacked police with stones and arrows yesterday, believing them to be holding a young girl’s abductors, Papua province police spokesman Ignatius Benny Ady Prabowo told AFP.