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One dead as Indonesian troops fire at West Papuan villagers

One man has been killed after Indonesian troops opened fire on West Papuan villagers who were demonstrated against a company workers refusal to take a dying man to hospital, AP reports. 

Indonesian troops maintain a strong presence across the West Papua. 

Condemning the shooting the parliament at Deiyai in Papua has called for the officers responsible to face justice and called for the police paramilitary unit, known as the 'mobile brigade' to be withdrawn. 

According to the police report a 28 year old man was killed with 'multiple bullet wounds' on his body. 

However, a Catholic priest in Veiyai said at least 7 people were injured in total, including two children aged 8. 

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