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Jakarta Post

OPM combatant killed in gunfight

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Thu, September 18, 2014   /  07:40 am

A member of the Free Papua Movement (OPM) separatist organization was killed Wednesday in a shoot-out with Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers at the Pirime airfield in Lanny Jaya regency, Papua.

'€œThe OPM combatants were led by Puron Wenda and Enden Wanimbo, who previously killed two police officers in July,'€ said Cenderawasih regional military command (Kodam) chief Maj. Gen. Christian Zebua in Jayapura.

The gun battle took place at around 12:30 p.m. local time. Another OPM member was reportedly injured.

Papua Police chief Insp. Gen. Yoce Mede said the police would deploy 100 personnel to Lanny Jaya to support local security forces.

Earlier, in July this year, two Pirime Police officers, First Brig. Zulkifli and Second Brig. Yoga, were shot and killed while they were carrying out a community counseling session.

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