Jayapura, Jubi – The Acting Deputy Head of Information for the XVII/Cenderawasih Military Command, Lt. Col. Inf Candra Kurniawan, stated that two personnel who got shot on Siep Asso Road, Dekai District, Yahukimo Regency on Monday (5/2/2024) were members of the Babinsa (Village Development Facilitator) at 1715-06/Dekai Military District Command.
This statement was made by Candra regarding the attack carried out by the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) near the Dekai Military District Command Headquarter.
“The attack and shooting by the TPNPB did occur,” said Candra on Tuesday.
According to Candra, there were three injured victims, a civilian named DN who was shot, and two TNI soldiers, First Sgt. RSA and First Pvt. SAL. The attack occurred around 8.45 p.m Papua time.
Candra stated that the three victims are currently receiving medical treatment at Marthen Indey Hospital in Jayapura City.
“DN is being treated for gunshot wounds to the abdomen and leg. Meanwhile, First Sgt. RSA has gunshot wounds to the right calf and left knee, and First Pvt. SAL has gunshot wounds to the abdomen,” he said.
Candra declared that security forces are currently investigating and pursuing the perpetrators of the attack. “This incident began when the three victims, who were standing in front of a house, were suddenly attacked and shot by individuals riding motorcycles, after which the perpetrators fled,” he said. (*)