PAPUA - More than 20 people have reportedly been injured in fighting between rival groups in Indonesia's Papua province on the third day of violence. It was sparked by Jakarta's decision to split the region into three. One tribal activist was killed on Sunday in the violence which erupted in the town of Timika after the new province of Central Irian Jaya, created from Papua, was inaugurated.
The AFP newsagency says that in fresh clashes, supporters and opponents of the division fought each other in a street battle near the office of the new governor of Central Irian Jaya. A hospital official in Timika says at least 22 people hurt in the fighting have been admitted.