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November 27, 2020, 04.37 AM


3. 3 Indonesian Soldiers Wounded in Shootout Against Insurgents

The ongoing insurgency at the Indonesian province of Papua continues, as a shootout between Indonesian military forces and indigenous insurgents designated as ‘armed criminal groups’ or KKB left three soldiers wounded.

“The 30-minute firefight occurred as Indonesian forces carried out a routine patrol at the Nduga regency on Thursday, 26 November,” Indonesian Army spokesman Colonel IGN Suriastawa said in a statement released on Thursday evening.

“The casualties were rushed from the shootout to the Mimika General Hospital. We suspect that the KKB, who are still at large, is from a group led by insurgent Egianus Kogoya.”

Tensions in Papua remained high after the killing of Papuan priest Yeremia Zanambani at the Intan Jaya regency last September.

The National Commission on Human Rights [Komnas Ham] and the Joint Fact Finding Team [TGPF] suspected Indonesian forces of complicity behind his death.


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