Jayapura, 17/7 (Jubi) – Ten people were involved in the rebel attack on a convoy of vehicles at Dagobak Village, Kalome Sub-district of Puncak Jaya Regency on last Wednesday (16/7), police said.
“The perpetrators were about ten people. The body of the killed man identified as Kallo (30 years old) has been sent to Makassar for funeral, while two injured victims are currently hospitalized in Mulia Hospital has gradually recovered,” the Papua Police Spokesperson, the Commissionaire Senior Sulistiyo Pudjo on Thursday (17/7)
He said the incident affected traffic linking Wamena and Mulia.
“The convoy passed the road without asking for an escort from the police or military. Currently the police and military are chasing the perpetrators,” he said. He further said the armed group in this region is always taking a chance when the market price is stable.
The Military District Commander, Lieutenant Infantry Luqman Arief confirmed by phone to tabloidjubi.com the incident occurred at around 14:14 Papua time.
“It is believed that they were attacked by the armed group who usually operated in Puncak Jaya and surrounding areas. The convoy of vehicles came to Wamena to Mulia,” said Luqman Arief. (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)