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Jakarta Post

Soldier shot by separatists gets state funeral

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Sat, April 26, 2014   /  07:25 pm

The Cendrawasih Military Command honored the late First Sgt. Rahman Hakim with a state funeral at the Kesuma Trikora Heroes Cemetary in Jayapura, Papua on Saturday. The ceremony was led by the Cendrawasih Military Command'€™s chief of staff Brig. Gen. Hinsa Siburian.

The state funeral was provided because Rahman died in the line of duty, when conducting routine security at the military post in Gurage, Puncak Jaya regency, Papua. Rahman was shot dead, allegedly by a group of separatists, in an ambush on Friday.

'€œThe perpetrators fled the scene as soon as they shot Rahman,'€ Hinsa said on Saturday.

Rahman was also granted a posthumous promotion from Second Sergeant to First Sergeant.

A civilian, identified as Polang Harahap, was severely injured in the shooting and is currently receiving medical treatment.

The Army has deployed troops to apprehend the attackers. (dic)


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