Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) - A police mobile brigade officer was killed and two others were injured following a shootout between Indonesian police officers of the Nemangkawi task force, and members of an armed criminal group (KKB) in Mugi, Nduga District, Papua Province, on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at 7:20 a.m. local time when the police officers were guarding a local airport.

Papua Police Chief Inspector General Martuani Sormin confirmed the shootout had killed one of his officers.

All three policemen were taken to Timika, Mimika District, he added.

The officer who was killed was Second Bhayangkara (Bharada) Aldi, while the two injured officers were Rahman and Ravi Fitrah Kurniawan.