TNI Evacuates Soldier who Dies from Gun Attack in Papua



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Cendrawasih XVII Regional Military Command of the TNI (Indonesian National Armed Forces) evacuated the body of Private Nasarudin, victim of an armed group in Mapnduma, Nduga Regency of Jayapura, Papua. Praka's body is evacuated on a civil aviation to Sentani Airport, Tuesday morning, January 29.

    Upon arrival at Sentani Airport, Nasarudin body will be will be laid to rest at the Battalion 751 Raider command headquarters, before being flied home to his hometown in Makassar.

    Deputy Chief of Cenderawasih XVII Regional Military Command Lt. Col. Inf. Dax Sianturi said that Nasaruddin, who was a member of the Yonif 751 Reider, died during a gun attack on Monday, January 28. He was on duty securing the Mapnduma airport.

    Meanwhile, his partner Private Muhamad Rivai, who was hit by a bullet ricochet, is still being treated at the Timika Regional Hospital.

    The two members of Battalion 751 were attacked while securing the Mapnduma airport before the arrival of Nduga Regent Yarius Gwijangge, who came bringing logistics assistance. Shortly before the plane landed, security forces were shot at from a height, followed by gun contact.




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