Jayapura, 16/7 (Jubi) – Two people were killed and another injured in an attack by an armed group on a convoy of vehicles at Dangobak Village, Kalome Sub-district of Puncak Jaya Regency on Wednesday (16/7).
The Commander of Military District Command, the Lieutenant Colonel Infantry Lukman Arief confirmed the incident to tabloidjubi.com by phone.
“The attack was occurred at around 14:15 when four cars carrying foodstuffs from Wamena, Jayawijaya Regency to Mulia, Puncak Jaya Regency came under fire from the armed group who usually operated in Puncak Jaya Regency,” Lukman said.
“The incident left two drivers killed while another was injured,” said Lukman said . He added currently the Military and the Police officers are already in the scene to evacuate the victims.
Meanwhile, the Spokesperson of Puncak Jaya Local Government, Akbar told to tabloidjubi.com before the incident, the local administration was normal. But this recent incident did not affect the development process in Puncak Jaya.
“I just got the information about the civilians who died, but didn’t received any confirmation from the Regent and Security Force because I was just coming from Jayapura for KKR (Spiritual Event) preparation,” said Akbar.
While the Puncak Jaya Police Chief, Adjunct Commissionaire Marselis has not yet confirmed to tabloidjubi.com about the incident, until now the victims are still unidentified. (Jubi/Indrayadi TH/rom)