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4 Indonesian troopers killed in Papua guerrilla assault

JAKARTA: No less than 4 Indonesian troopers have been killed and two others wounded in an ambush by guerrillas within the breakaway area of Papua, authorities stated on Friday (Sep 3).

Greater than 30 rebels ambushed a army outpost in Maybrat, attacking the troopers with machetes earlier than escaping into the jungle.

“It was nonetheless darkish when the assault occurred and the perpetrators escaped immediately,” West Papua army chief I Nyoman Cantiasa stated in a video assertion made obtainable to AFP on Friday.

Safety forces arrested two members of the insurgent group accountable for the ambush after hours of looking the jungle, the military stated.

The army has ordered a manhunt and vowed to “destroy” the rebels in response to Thursday’s killings.

The our bodies of the lifeless troopers have been flown dwelling for burial, in accordance with the Papua military, whereas the 2 wounded safety forces are presently being handled at a hospital.

Papua rebels have claimed accountability for the killing, which happened only a week after the group killed two development staff in Yahukimo district within the area’s highlands.


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