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Military post in Papua attacked, two wounded

Military post in Papua attacked, two wounded

Saturday, May 22, 2010 13:27 WIB | National | Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - Two military officers were wounded when an unknown group of armed people attacked their post in Yambi, Puncak Jaya district, Papua, at 8 am Friday, an ANTARA source said here on Saturday.

The source said that the military post in Yambi which is 80 km from Mulia, district capital of Puncak Jaya, was attacked by an armed group whose identities were not yet known.

One of the the two wounded military personnel is the Yambi Military Post Commandant Second Lieut. Agung, while the other one was not yet identified.

The two victims would be flown to Jayapura by a military helicopter midday on Saturday.

Puncak Jaya District Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Alek Korwa confirmed the incident when contacted on Saturday.He said that security condition in Mulia city remained conducive, however.

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