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Jakarta Post

At least one killed in Papua gunfight

  • Benny Mawel

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Wed, February 19, 2020   /  07:03 pm
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Personnel of the Papua Police’s Mobile Brigade and of the Indonesian Military work together on a mission in Papua.(Courtesy of the Papua Police/File)

At least one person -- but possibly two -- was killed in a gunfight between Indonesian security personnel and a number of Papuans aged 11 to 30, whom the security personnel described as members of an armed criminal group, in the regency of Intan Jaya, Papua, early on Tuesday. The gunfight that took place at 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday around the residential areas of Gulanggama kampung and the Japaro complex also apparently left an adult and a child with bullet wounds. “The incidence occurred when a joint law enforcement task force [Satgas Gakkum] of the Indonesian Military and National Police was conducting a patrol. They saw members of a separatist criminal group around Gulanggama kampung carrying two firearms,” XVII/Cendrawasih Regional Military Command spokesman Col. Eko Daryanto said in a press statement on Wednesday. When the security personnel spotted the armed adults...