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Papua: Two police officers die in firefight in Lanny Jaya

Two police officers die in firefight in Lanny Jaya

28 July 2014

Jayapura, Papua: Two police officers died while two others were wounded and another one still unaccounted for following a shootout with an unknown armed group in Indiwa in the district of Lanny Jaya, Papua, at 12.45 local time on Monday.

The two officers who were killed were Second Brigadier Zulkifli and Second Brigadier Prayoga, while the wounded officers were Second Brigadier Alex Numbery and First Brigadier Helsky Bonyadone.

The spokesman of the Papua Police Command, Senior Commissioner Pubjo, confirmed the incident to Antara on Monday evening, saying that the incident had occurred while the officers were visiting villagers in a community counseling program.

They were attacked while conducting the activity, he said.

Reported by Evarukdijati

ENDS

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