Two Brimob Personnel Injured During Crossfire in Papua
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Two members of Mobile Brigade (Brimob) were injured during a crossfire with an armed separatist group in Mt. Sangket area, Kalibua, Utikini village, Tembagapura, Mimika Regency, Papua Province on Saturday evening (21/10).
The crossfire took place as Brimob personnel led by First Inspector Taufik chased after an armed separatist group that shot two operational vehicles of PT Freeport Indonesia on Saturday morning.
Papua Police spokesman Comr. Sr. Ahmad Kamal revealed that the two personnel getting shot are Police Brigadier Mufadol wounded on his left leg, and Second Bhayangkara Alwin shot on the stomach. The yang tertembak di bagian perut. The bullet fragments also went into his left thigh bone, gastric, and bladder.
"Both personnel are still admitted in Tembagapura Hospital, but they are stable," he said.
Ahmad Kamal added that Brimob personnel will continue the search even though they have to traverse along inhospitable terrain.