2) Two Cops Shot in a Papua Shootout Taken to Jakarta
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Two members of the Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob), who were shot in a shootout with armed criminals in Tembagapura, Papua, have been taken to Jakarta for a more intensive treatment in Kramat Jati Police Hospital.
Despite being in a stable condition, they will further be examined for their gunshot wounds, Mimika Police chief Sr. Comr. Viktor Makbon told Antara news agency on Sunday.
A police officer was shot in the foot while the other had a gunshot wound in the abdomen.
Victor Makbon said that they were involved in a shootout in Mount Sanker, Tembagapura, Papua.
“In a chase after a shooting at two operational vehicles of PT Freeport at mile 67.5, a shootout took place with an armed criminal group,” he said.
He said that the police and the Brimob will continue chasing the criminal group.
3) Gunmen Open Fire on Police in Papua, Wounding 2
By : Telly Nathalia | on 1:41 PM October 22, 2017
Jakarta. Two members of Brimob, the National Police's mobile brigade unit, were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a patrol in Papua on Saturday (21/10).
A police spokesman said the incident occurred at 12.35 p.m. in the hamlet of Utikini in Tembagapura district.
Tembagapura is about an hour's drive from the Grasberg Mine, operated by Freeport Indonesia, a subsidiary of United States mining giant Feeport-McMoRan.
"When members of Brimob arrived in the village near Sangker Mountain, they came under fire from a criminal group led by Sabinus Waker," Papua Police spokesman Suryadi Diaz said in a statement.
Two police officers were shot, one in the left leg and another in the stomach; they were taken to Freeport Indonesia's hospital, Suryadi said.
"Police are still looking for the group, led by Sabinus Waker," the spokesman added.
In a separate incident in Tembagapura earlier on the same day, an unidentified gunman opened fire on a car driven by an employee of mining contractor Mitra Siaga. The driver sustained minor injuries, Freeport Indonesia confirmed.
Suryadi said police are also searching for the perpetrator in this attack.
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