JAKARTA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- One soldier was killed and another was injured in an exchange of fire with separatists belonging to what the government calls "a criminal armed group" in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province on Monday, local media reported.
The gunfight took place when the soldiers were transporting logistics from a military post located at the border shared by Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
The body of the military man was evacuated to RST Marthen Indey Hospital in the province's capital of Jayapura, the media said.
Papuan military Spokesman Eko Daryanto confirmed that one soldier was killed and another was wounded, and he has yet to receive reports of the shootout between the soldiers and the criminal armed group.
Monday's exchange of fire was the third incident involving soldiers and rebels this month in Papua province. The gunfights have left at least four soldiers dead.