Exchange of Fires in Indonesia’s Papua, One Killed

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Durian. Exchanged of fires between the Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel and civilian armed group (KSB) members in Hitadipa district, Intan Jaya regency, Papua on Feb.28, claimed life of a civilian, a TNI spokesperson said.

The event took place on early morning when two KSB members attacked military post I Hitadipa which was responded by TNI personnel that caused one of the attackers has died and another escaped. Col. I.G.N. Suriastawa, spokesperson of the Joint Regional Defense Command (Kogabwilhan) III of TNI said.

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“The one who was escaped carrying his friend’s weapon and posted on social media that there’s a civilian killed,” Suriastawa said, referring to KSB pattern after attacking security forces.

The body of the victim has been handed over to local leaders. The identity of the attackers group is still investigated, Suriastawa said.

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