Indonesian military officer shot dead in Papua

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) – An Indonesian military officer was killed in a shootout with armed criminal group (KKB) members in Longsran Baganbaga, Yambi Sub-district, Puncak Jaya District, Papua Province, on Friday.

“Yes, a military officer was shot dead in a shootout with KKB members in Yambi,” Col Muhamad Aidi, Cenderawasih/spokesman of the Regional Military Command XVII, stated here, Saturday.

The shootout took place during the time of logistics distribution by several members of the Indonesian Defense Forces when all of a sudden KKB members, led by Lekagak Telenggen, attacked them.

First Private Makamu was shot in the left thigh and later died of bleeding owing to delay in being moved to the hospital on account of bad weather and difficult terrain.

Source: ANTARA News