Jayapura, Jubi – Three construction workers in a health center in Jambul Village, West Beoga District, Puncak Regency, Central Papua Province lost their lives due to an assault allegedly carried out by a faction associated with the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) on Friday (24/11/2022). Two other workers were also injured during the attack.
The violence took place at approximately 3:00 p.m. local time. According to Puncak Police Chief Comr. I Nyoman Ponia, the injured workers escaped and sought refuge at the Jambul Village Church, managing to evade further harm.
Confirming the assault through a WhatsApp message, Ponia elaborated that the armed group obstructed the efforts of security personnel trying to evacuate the survivors.
Despite facing gunfire during the rescue mission, a collaborative effort involving military and police units enabled the successful evacuation of the injured individuals, who are presently undergoing medical treatment at the Beoga Health Center.
This unsettling incident has underscored concerns about safety and security in the region amid ongoing tensions. (*)