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Jakarta Post

Another soldier shot dead in Papua

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Fri, April 25, 2014   /  08:05 pm

A member of the Indonesian Military (TNI) identified as Second Sgt. Rahman Hakim from Sentani 751 Infantry Battalion was shot dead by an unidentified man at the TNI post in Gurage District, Puncak Jaya regency, Papua, on Friday.

It was also reported that a civilian identified as Polang Harahap was also shot and in critical condition.

Cendrawasih Military Command spokesman Col. Rikass Hidayatullah said the two men were shot by unidentified men. Rahman took a shot to his shoulder while Polang was hit on his temple.

'€œThe victims have been brought to Mulia General Hospital while soldiers have been deployed to pursue the perpetrators,'€ he said.

Rahman's body was handed over to his family to be buried.

The Gurage post has a history of being ambushed. According to military records, many lives have been lost at the post.


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