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Three Soldiers Injured in an Attack in Papua

Three Soldiers Injured in an Attack in Papua

Jul 28, 2014

By Banjir Ambarita

Jayapura. Three soldiers suffered from gunshot injuries on Monday morning following an attack against a military post in the Tingginambut area of Papua’s Puncak Jaya district, alleged to have been lead by a separatist group.

The men were reportedly patrolling near the post when a group of more than three people attacked the post, leading to an exchange of fire which eventually forced the attackers back into a nearby forest.

The attack injured three soldiers, namely Second Sgt. Dedi, Chief Private Agus and Private Firman. Other oficers from the Mulia subdistrict have reportedly evacuated the soldiers to Jayapura for medical treatment.

Papua military spokesman Lt. Col. Rikas Hidayatullah refused to comment on the incident.

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