November 7, 2020, 11.55 PM

2. Indonesian Soldier Killed in Clash with Armed Criminal Group in Papua

An Indonesian military (TNI) personnel died in a gun battle with an armed criminal group in Titigi district in Intan Jaya regency, Papua on Friday, November 6.

“It is confirmed that a TNI personnel from Infantry Battalion (Yonif) Raider 400 has been killed in a gun battle,” State News Antara quoted Military Resort Command (Danrem) 173/PVB commander Brigadier General Iwan Setiawan as saying.

A spokesperson for the TNI’s Joint Defense Area Command (Kogabwilhan) III Colonel Gusti Nyoman Suriastawa said that the victim is identified as First Private (Pratu) Firdaus, who is part of the members of the Yonif Raider 400 Task Force. He was shot while on patrol.

Another member sustained gunshot wounds from the encounter.

Source: https://regional.kompas.com/read/2020/11/06/19571911/satu-prajurit-tni-gugur-saat-kontak-senjata-dengan-kkb-di-intan-jaya-papua?page=all#page3.

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