Wednesday, September 17, 2014

1) Military: Separatist Killed in Papua Firefight

1) Military: Separatist Killed in Papua Firefight
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1) Military: Separatist Killed in Papua Firefight

By Banjir Ambarita on 05:31 pm Sep 17, 2014
Category CrimeNews
Jayapura. A member of the Free Papua Organization was killed in a firefight with security officers at an airfield in Lanny Jaya district, a military spokesman said on Wednesday.
The shootout involved about 30 OPM fighters from a group led by Puron Wenda, and police and military personnel, said Let. Col. Arh Rikas Hidayatullah of the Cendrawasih military command.
The firefight broke out at 12:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday, he said, adding that one OPM member was killed and several were wounded.
Puron confirmed the confrontation, but told the Jakarta Globe by phone that he was not yet sure about the casualty number.
“There was a firefight around noon with the police and military personnel,” he said. “I am still collecting information.”
The group is thought to have been responsible for the shooting deaths of two police officers in Lanny Jaya in July.
Papua Police chief Insp. Gen. Yotje Mende said the strategy is not to chase after the armed group but to step by step reduce its area of operations.
“They probably felt cornered and launched an attack — but the security officers were prepared,” Yotje said. He added that the fighters had been receiving backup from an armed group based in Puncak Jaya.


A google translate of article in Jubi. Be-aware google translate can be a bit erratic. 
Original bahasa link at

Author: TH Indrayadi on September 18, 2014 at 00:34:46 WP 
Editor: Syam Terrajana 
All the work that was published in tabloidjubi either text, images and sound as well as all forms of graphics (other than those coded IST) be copyright 

Jayapura, 17/9 (Jubi) - Armed clashes in the district go back over Lanny Jaya, this time going in Pirime Airport, about 30 people between the military police and an armed group calling itself the Free Papua Movement (OPM), a person injured as a result of gunshot the incident. 

XVII Cenderawasih military commander, Major Gen. Christian Zebua said it did not go after, but shut out of the access road to Pirime OPM. 
"Presumably this OPM group who did the shooting of two police officers in Lanny Jaya a few months ago," said the military commander to a number of journalists through the cell, Wednesday (17/9). 

Added to the Commander, firefight in Lanny Jaya continues to occur throughout the year. The government and security forces have been trying to reduce conflict in the area. There are allegations that OPM conduct crossfire coming from Puncak Jaya. 

Meanwhile, the Head of Information Military Command XVII of Paradise, Lt. Col. Arh Rikas Hidayatullah OPM confirmed one person was killed and another seriously injured in a gunbattle that occurred around 12:30 CDT this afternoon. 
"Suspected OPM leaders who do the fighting led by Wenda Okiman Puron. In the crossfire obtained evidence of the fruit shoots a revolver. Lanny Jaya conducive situation, "he said. 

Previously, Regent Lanny Jaya, Befa Jigibalom said of the barrage firefight in the district in pimpinnya it, there are about 30 security personnel were killed on the spot. Lanny Jaya OPM in the area often ask for money to the local government. 
"I never give them (OPM) money around USD 20-30 million. Yet they continue to ask for the money back with increasing magnitude. I no longer give, for fear the money to buy weapons or ammunition and the bullets could have come back to me or to the local community, "said Regent some time ago. (Jubi / Indrayadi TH) 


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