Three Killed in Land Dispute
KUPANG ~ Three men were killed and two injured in an agricultural land dispute in eastern Indonesia, police said.
The clash occurred last Friday in Papang village in East Nusa Tenggara as two groups, totaling around two dozen people, fought over the right to use one hectare of land, the police said.
“There are three people that we have arrested regarding the fight. We are still chasing the others,” Manggarai police chief Hambali said.
The groups used machetes – which are normally used for farming – during the fight.
“The situation is under control,” he said.Filed under: The Nation