Jayapura, 5/4 (Jubi) – Gunfire between the armed civilian group and Indonesian army and police currently is currently happened in the Border area of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. A Police vehicle carrying the Jayapura Police Chief Adjunct Commissioner Senior Alfred Papare got shot.
“We are still searching for a complete information related this incident,” the Military Spokesperson of Kodam XVII Cenderawasih Lieutenant Infantry Arh Riskan Hidayatuloh told reporters though short message.
The latest information confirmed to tabloidjubi.com said this incident has been going on since 05:30 in the morning (Papua time) and still on going until now. A reporter from Elshinta Radio, Aman Hasibuan who joined in the group of journalists to cover the legislature election in Papua New Guinea said the journalists were not able to cross the border because the armed civil group has blocked the access to the main road.
“It’s approximately 40 people who blocked the road. They brought the white-red flag, as well as the Morning Star and the UN flags. They also lighted a fire. The shooting is still on going. A soldier has been shot,” Hasibuan said.
According to him, the journalists have secured to the Military District station and Army station at the border. The Head of Military Staff Brigadier General Ahimsa Siburian and Jayapura Chief Police Adjunct Commissioner Senior Alfred Papare and Commander of District Military Lieutenant Colonel Wahyu Handoyo have already been in the scene. The location was closed for the public. While the official car of Police Chief has also been shot.
A Papua resident, Danny Wenda confirmed to Jubi about this incident. “Today, on Saturday morning, 5 April 2014 at 5:00, The West Papuan Revolution Army led General Mathias Wenda (Supreme Commander of West Papuan Revolution Army) flagged the Morning Star and UN flags in Wutung, the Border area of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. A gunfire between the Indonesian army and revolution army is still on going,” said Wenda the highlander man who stayed in Vanimo. (Jubi/Aprila/rom)