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China 'Dissatisfied' After Indonesian Navy Kills Fisherman

An official at the Chinese embassy in Jakarta says Beijing is "astonished and strongly dissatisfied" after gunfire from an Indonesian warship killed a Chinese fisherman and wounded two others.

The China Daily Thursday quotes the official, Yu Hongyao, as saying China expects to be informed of any developments in the incident, which took place Monday in the Arafura Sea off eastern Indonesia.

The Indonesian navy intercepted four Chinese boats believed to be fishing illegally. Indonesian navy officials say three of the boats fled and the warship fired shots when the fourth boat did not respond to radio and visual signals.

The damaged fishing boat and its remaining 13 crew members are being held at an Indonesian naval base in the Papua coastal town of Merauke.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.