RIOTING AND KIDNAPPING INCIDENTS IN IRIAN JAYA

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JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya (July 7, 1999 - Radio Australia)---In a new outbreak of separatist unrest, riots in Indonesia's Irian Jaya province left one man dead and another wounded when mobs protested in the town of Sorong in the western part of the province.

The incident broke out after police took down a separatist flag hoisted by some 50 pro-independence supporters at a park near the district police and military offices.

Elsewhere, along the Papua New Guinea border in Arso sub-district, armed separatists abducted six members of a 13-man forestry survey team.

Members of the Free Papua movement are believed to be responsible for the abductions.

The seven other members of the survey team escaped.

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