Monday, June 25, 2018

1) Unidentified Men Shoot Brimob Plane at Papua Airport

2) Aircraft carrying election material fired on in Papua

1) Unidentified Men Shoot Brimob Plane at Papua Airport

TEMPO.COJakarta - The Papua police said that that a group of unidentified men shot at a Twin Otter Trigana aircraft chartered by the Mobile Brigade (Brimob) when landing at Keneyam Airport, Nduga, Papua.
The Papua Regional Police spokesman Sr. Comr. AM Kamal said the pilot, Capt. Ahmad Abdillah, suffered gunshot wounds on his back.
"The police and the TNI Army are still chasing after the shooter," Kamal said as ANTARA reported on Monday, June 25.
The Brimob aircraft departed from Wamena Airport, Jayawijaya and landed at Keneyam Airport at around 09:40 East Indonesia Time. As the plane taxied, about 15 people began firing the left side of the fuselage.

In addition to Ahmad, Kamal said that other passengers were also shot by bullets, including coopilot Irene Nur Farida.
Head of the Trigana Jayapura, Toro, confirmed the incident. He said the aircraft crew suffered injuries. Toro said that the crew was flying 18 Brimob officers who will be on duty for the Regional Head Election in Papua, which is on June 27.
"We also received reports that a shoot-out is taking place, and so we cannot rescue the crew and the passengers yet," he added.


2) Aircraft carrying election material fired on in Papua
Nethy Dharma Somba

Jayapura, Papua | Mon, June 25, 2018 | 12:46 pm

A Twin Otter aircraft carrying election material and the National Police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) personnel, which will secure the upcoming regional elections in Papua, was fired on by unidentified assailants shortly after it landed at Kenyam Airport in Nduga at 9:45 a.m. local time on Monday.
Pilot Ahmad Abdillah Kamil, 27, suffered gunshot wounds to his left back during the incident. The perpetrators allegedly carried out the attack from the left side of the aircraft.
The aircraft departed for Kenyam, Nduga, from Wamena Airport in Jayawijaya with 15 passsengers on board. They were all Brimob members assigned to oversee the distribution of election material and secure the Papua gubernatorial election, which will be held on Wednesday.
Papua Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. AM Kamal confirmed the incident. “The pilot has received medical treatment at Kenyam health clinic. He is conscious. Plans have been made for the aircraft to fly the pilot back to Wamena, Jayawijaya,” said Kamal.
Kamal said the police and Indonesian Military personnel were searching for those responsible for the armed attack.
Responding to concerns over security in the election process in Nduga regency, Papua General Elections Commission (KPU Papua) commissioner Tarwinto said the election might be delayed due to the alleged attack, depending on recommendations from security authorities.
Within one week, two aircraft shooting incidents have occurred at Kenyam Airport. On June 22, a Twin Otter Dimonim Air PK-HVU was fired on when it landed at 1:05 p.m. (ebf)

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