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Jakarta Post

Member of armed group shot dead in Puncak Jaya

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Tue, March 31, 2015   /  09:45 pm

Agustinus Tabuni, a 24-year-old local identified as a member of an armed criminal group led by Militer Murib, was shot dead when a number of Indonesian Military and National Police personnel conducted a patrol in Kampung Jenggernok, Gome district, Puncak Jaya, around 10 a.m. local time on Tuesday.

'€œA joint team comprising 30 police and military personnel led by Adj. Comr. Syahwal Halim was conducting a patrol in Kampung Gome when they spotted three people carrying Mauser and revolver rifles,'€ said Papua Police spokesperson Sr. Com. Rudolf Patrick in Jayapura on Tuesday.

'€œThe team then pursued the three armed people. Two people fled while one suspect was shot as he attempted to shoot two police personnel involved in the patrol,'€ he went on.

Security personnel confiscated one revolver, 12 bullets with a caliber of 7.62 x 51 mm and two bullets with a caliber of 3.8 mm.

Rudolf said the Gome district head who was with the patrol managed to recognize the man that was shot.

'€œBoth Gome district head and village officers joining the patrol confirmed that the dead victim was Agustinus Tabuni, a member of the Militer Murib group,'€ he said.

After the identification process, Agustinus was cremated in a procession held at the site of the incident, and witnessed by the Gome district head and village officers. (dyl/ebf)(++++)

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