Armed separatist criminal group
Jakarta – A shootout between the armed separatist criminal group (KKSB) and the TNI took place again in Sugapa District, Intan Jaya Regency, Papua. Gunfire took place around Bilorai Airport.
“Armed contact between the KKSB and the TNI. A firefight took place around 17:45 WIT near Bilorai Airport, Bilogai Village, Sugapa District, Intan Jaya Regency,” said Head of Kogabwilhan III Col. Czi IGN Suriastawa in a written statement, Monday (12/10/2020) .
Suriastawa said that the TNI unit that made armed contact with the KKSB was the personnel of Yonif 400 Raider. They are on duty to carry out security at Bolorai Airport.
“This unit is still carrying out airport security to ensure the safety of civil aviation from the KKSB threat which some time ago went viral in the mass media,” he said.
Suriastawa said field personnel found one homemade rifle at the location. In addition, there is a telescope as well as 19 rounds of mixed caliber types.
“From the field, the TNI obtained 1 assembled rifle equipped with a telescope, 19 rounds of mixed caliber munitions (5.56 mm and 7.62 mm),” he said.
Furthermore, Suriastawa said that during the gun battle, one KKSB member was reportedly shot. However, when cleaning the location, the KKSB member was not found.
“A KKSB was shot, but during the cleaning at the location, the victim has not been found, most likely it was rescued by 2 other people running away. The cleaning has not been carried out optimally because the conditions at the scene were dark. There were no TNI victims,” he added.
(jbr / jbr)
Armed separatist criminal group news source: DetikNews.com
Located on the western half of the island of New Guinea and long racked by a simmering violent separatist insurgency, Papua encompasses Indonesia’s two easternmost provinces.
A former Dutch colony, West Papua has formally returned to Indonesia in 1969.
The undisputed vote of about 1,025 representative tribal leaders has chosen to join Indonesia.
The United Nations endorsed the result of the plebiscite and the world recognized West Papua as part Indonesia.
West Papuan people have elected the leaders of Papua and West Papua provinces.