Friday, January 24, 2014

1) Four killed during Indonesian security operation in Papua



1) Four killed during Indonesian security operation in Papua
2) Armed Group Kill TNI Soldier in Puncak Jaya
3) Soldier shot dead in Papua  ambush
4) Contact Weapons in Puncak Jaya , 2 Killed

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1) Four killed during Indonesian security operation in Papua
Associated Press in Jayapura
Saturday 25 January 2014 01.48 EST
Three insurgents and one soldier die in exchange of gunfire in separatist stronghold near mine majority-owned by US firmThree Indonesian guerillas and a soldier were killed in an exchange of gunfire in the latest bout of violence in Papua province, home to a US-owned mine.
The clash broke out on Friday when about 25 soldiers and police launched a security operation in the separatist stronghold of Puncak Jaya, a spokesperson for the Indonesian army said.
A rebel spokesman could not be reached for comment.
The fatal encounter was the latest round of violence in the restive province near a mine run by Freeport-McMoRan, one of the world's largest copper and gold producers. The Papua chapter of the National Commission for Human Rights says more than 50 people, including nine soldiers, were killed during clashes in the province late last year.
There has been low-level insurgency in Papua since the region was transferred from Dutch to Indonesian rule in the 1960s. West Papua was taken over through a stage-managed vote by community leaders called the Act of Free Choice, which has been widely dismissed as a sham.
Since then, about 100,000 Papuans – the equivalent of a sixth of today's population – have died in military operations in the resource-rich mountain area.
The Indonesian government does not allow foreign media to freely report in Papua, where it has tens of thousands of troops. The site of Friday's clash was inaccessible to local reporters.

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2) Armed Group Kill TNI Soldier in Puncak Jaya

An Indonesian soldier was fatally shot by an armed group in Puncak Jaya, Papua, on Friday morning.
The incident occurred after the Indonesian Military (TNI) shot and killed a gunmen and confiscated his firearm in Pintu Angin, Mulia subdistrict, Puncak Jaya.
“A soldier with the Indonesian Military [TNI] was shot to death by an armed group when he was with police officers heading to the crime scene,” Papua military commander Maj. Gen. Zebua told the state-run Antara news agency.
The soldier, First Private Sugiartu, was escorting the Puncak Jaya Military commander, the Puncak Jaya Police chief and the commander of raider battalion to Pintu Angin, the location of the previous shooting when an armed group attacked the company, killing Sugiartu.
Police said that the group, thought to be separatists, was led by a man named Yambi — the leader of a local faction of the Free Papua Organization (OPM).
“The remains of First Private Sugiarto arrived at Mulia hospital at 12:00 p.m.,,” Brig. Gen. Andhika Perkasa, a spokesman for the army, said as quoted by Detik.com. “The security operation is being continued by a joint team from the army to chase down the radical group in Puncak Jaya.”
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3) Soldier shot dead in Papua  ambush

A soldier was shot dead in an ambush on Friday, reportedly by the separatist Free Papua Organization (OPM) led by Yambi in Pintu Angin, Puncak Jaya regency, Papua.
First Pvt. Sugiarto was escorting an entourage of 25 people, including the Puncak Jaya Military commander, the Puncak Jaya Police chief and the 751st Raider infantry battalion commander.
“At 10:10 a.m. local time [8 a.m. Jakarta time] the team was ambushed by an armed radical group led by Yambi in Ketinggian Pintu Angin,” Army chief spokesman Brig. Gen. Andika Perkasa said in a media release.
The ambushed team was moving to an area where the 751st was conducting a security operation in Puncak Jaya in a joint operation with the 753rd Arga Vira Tama, of which Sugiarto was a member.
Andika added that Sugiarto’s body was sent to the Mulia General Hospital while an Army joint team would continue the security operation to pursue the armed group in Puncak Jaya.
He added that three separatists were killed and an Army standard-issue SS-1 assault rifle was confiscated from the armed group in the incident. (*****)
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A google translate of article in Majalah Selangkah. Be-aware google translate can be a bit erratic.
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4) Contact Weapons in Puncak Jaya , 2 Killed
 Author : Admin MS | Friday , January 24, 2014 23:00 Read: 195 Comments : 0

Illustration . Photo : Reuters Regional
Puncak Jaya , STEP MAGAZINE - Puncak Jaya , Papua , as if the action does not stop from attack - attack and shooting antarTentara Nasional Indonesia ( TNI ) and the National Liberation Army / Free Papua Movement . Today, Friday ( 24/01/14 ) , back in the door skirmishes Wind , Puncak Jaya regency , Papua province .
Information compiled from various sources majalahselangkah.com this afternoon , gunfire that left two people dead . Each of the military on behalf of Private First Class Lewis , members of the military from 753/AVT Nabire . Meanwhile , the death toll from the TPN / OPM named Endenak Telenggen .
" For 4 days the military to patrol the area Yambi . This afternoon , officers ( TNI ) met standard TPN / OPM and the exchange of place . We get , the TPN / OPM group Rambo shooting two soldiers . One died and one member brought to the Jayapura hours 4 ( 16:00 : ed) from Puncak Jaya , "a source told the media this afternoon via cell phone .
Reported, the Company Battalion 751/Raider Mobile in Puncak Jaya to secure a long-barreled firearms type AK 47 .
As of this writing , majalahselangkah.com not received official news related to the shooting of Puncak Jaya Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner of Aarhus Sarimin and Chief Information Cenderawasih XVII Military Command , Colonel Infantry Lismer Siantar Lumban .
Known , Monday , ( 21/01/14 ) , Unit Level of Company ( SSK ) Army rotated to Puncak Jaya to maintain security in the region . According to the military commander of Paradise XVII , Maj. Gen. Christian Zebua , the rotation is done only in the area of Puncak Jaya .
He admits , there is a buildup of army personnel at the turn in the process .
Such as RRI broadcast , last night ( 01.23.14 ) , Army Chief of Staff , Gen. Budiman ordered Commander XVII of Paradise to overcome the armed civilian groups in Papua , especially in Puncak Jaya .
Budiman invite TNI in Puncak Jaya helps government to improve their well-being for the citizens there . But , he said , if there is armed , then act according to the applicable law . ( GE / MS )

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