TNI Guns Down Member of Armed Criminals in Papua

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jayapura - Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel on duty in Ilaga post on Friday, July 7, reported to has shot a member of an armed criminal group (KKB) in Papua. The criminal group is also a member of National Liberation Army/Free Papua Movement (TPN/OPM).

    It happened at around 03:00 pm Indonesia Eastern Time (WIT) in Kampung Kago, Ilaga, Puncak Jaya regency.

    The incident took place moments after the personnel on duty in Ilaga post heard a gunshot about one kilometer away which then validated by a report from the local people seeing TPN/OPM group carrying guns entering the village.

    Cendrawasih eighteenth Military Command spokesperson Colonel Inf. Teguh Rahardjo confirmed the shooting incident which killed a member of KBB and also TPN/OPM named Beti Murib. He said the body has been evacuated and they confiscated a 9 mm revolver containing five bullets. 

    He explained that two TNI personnel Chief Private Wahyu and Private First Class Angga traced down the river and suddenly Beti Murid pointed his gun to Private First Class Angga and his partner shot Beti Murid.