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Jakarta Post

Soldiers attack police station in S. Sumatra

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Palembang   /   Fri, March 8 2013   /  09:58 am

Coming under fire: The police precinct offices of Ogan Komering Ulu in South Sumatra catch fire on Thursday after being attacked by scores of soldiers unhappy with the way police have handled the murder of their comrade by a police officer. At least four policemen were injured in the attack. Antara/Nila TinaFour police officers were injured in a clash between members of the National Police and personnel from the Indonesian Military (TNI) in South Sumatra, exposing once again the simmering tension between the two forces which has been brewing for years.

A group of soldiers from a training center in Baturaja, Ogan Komering Ulu in South Sumatra, descended on two local police stations, assaulted officers and set buildings on fire.

Eyewitnesses said that approximately 75 soldiers in military trucks and on motorbikes set fire to Ogan Komering Ulu Police headquarters at 8 a.m. on ...