Two policemen dead, four rifles missing in Papua
Nethy Dharma Somba
The Jakarta Post
Two police officers from the Pirime police office in Lanny Jaya district, Papua, were shot and killed on Monday by a group of armed insurgents in Nugume Village. The two policemen were among eight police officers en route to meet citizens of Maki village.
The eight policemen were riding in the same car when they were ambushed by a group of men, allegedly led by Puron Wenda, in a region near the village of Nugume. The two officers who died in the ensuing firefight were identified as Second Brig. Alex Numberi and First Brig. Heskia.
'The insurgents also took four rifles before the car took off down the street and fell into a steep ravine,' Papua police spokesman Sr. Comr. Pudjo Sulistyo said.
The bodies of the fallen officers have been sent to their families for burial. (dic)
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