English Version
| , 22 January 2017 |
Indonesia Version

Sunday, 22 January 2017 | 12:22
Denying Feud over Russia Hacking, Trump Vows Support to CIA U.S. President Donald Trump tried to ease tensions with the
CIA on Saturday, telling officers he had their back.
Sunday, 22 January 2017 | 12:08
Jokowi Takes Part in Archery Competition President Joko `Jokowi` Widodo is scheduled to take part in
the 2016 Archery Open Competition to be held in Bogor, West
Java on Sunday.
Curug Village Attacked Following Spread of Hoax Report
Illustration by kikiandi
Wednesday, 11 January, 2017 | 14:08 WIB
Curug Village Attacked Following Spread of Hoax Report

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A hoax message incited hundreds of villagers living in Parean Girang, Bulak and Ilir to attack neighboring village Curug in Indramayu District on Tuesday evening.

The attackers wielded daggers, sickles and batons. Some were blocking cars heading to Curug Village, demanding the drivers to show their identity card.

There were no casualties in the incident. As many as 90 homes, however, were damaged. Police and military personnel had secured the area.

Waluyo, 58, a Curug villager, said that he was not aware of the reasons behind the attack. “I was taken by surprise when rocks were thrown at my home,” Waluyo said. The attack took place at 3 pm yesterday.

Indramayu Police Precinct chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Eko Sulistyo said that a fake report about recent accident in Curug Village that killed a villager of Parean Girang was the reason behind the attack.

A message quickly spread on social media indicating that Curug villagers had challenged their Parean counterparts. Villagers were left angered by the message before attacking Curug Village. “We are investigating into the attackers,” Eko said.

Eko said that situation at the scene was under control. “There were no casualties, villagers have returned home,” Eko said.




via Facebookvia TEMPO ID


Disclaimer: The views expressed in the comments sections are personal responses that do not represent the editorial policy of tempo.co. Our editorial staff reserves the right to moderate or take down comments that contain harassment, intimidation and discrimination against ethnicity, religion, race, and inter-group relations.