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Jakarta Post

13 arrested for killing Papuan police

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Fri, January 9, 2015   /  08:04 am

Papua Police have arrested 13 people for their alleged involvement in a recent shooting in Utikini area, Mimika regency, that killed two mobile brigade officers.

'€œA joint team of police and military has arrested 13 people, including Nelson Waker, on Tuesday,'€ Papua Police chief Insp. Gen. Yotje Mende was quoted by Antara news agency as saying in Jayapura on Wednesday evening.

Yotje said the 13 people were part of a group led by Ayub Waker, believed to be behind the shooting of two officers and wounding a security officer from PT Freeport Indonesia.

He said two of the people were being treated in hospital for injuries, while the remaining 11 were being questioned over the shooting that occurred on Jan. 1. (***)


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