PNG-IRIAN JAYA BORDER LIGHTHOUSE BURNED BY REBELS

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PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (January 6, 1998 - PACNEWS)---The lighthouse at the Papua New Guinea - Irian Jaya Wutung border post has been destroyed by fire, apparently started by members of the Indonesian Free Papua Movement.

The 13-foot structure, built on a hill just outside Wuting village, was burned Saturday night.

Details of the incident are not yet available but Papua New Guinea's Provincial Intelligence Committee met Monday to discuss the matter. Unconfirmed reports say a list of demands made by rebels --in three separate letters-- was left on the floor of the burned structure.

Indonesian government officers are conducting an assessment of damages.

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