Security forces shoot three Suspected TPNPB members in Intan Jaya

West Papua National Liberation Army group in Intan Jaya Regency, Central Papua Province.- Doc. Cartenz Peace Operation

Jayapura, Jubi – The Head of Cartenz Peace Operation, Sr. Comr. Faizal Ramadhani, stated that on Sunday (1/21/2024), the joint military/police forces shot three suspected members of the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) in Intan Jaya Regency, Central Papua Province.

Faizal identified the three suspected TPNPB members shot by security forces as Oni Kobagau, Jaringan Belau, and Agustia. According to Faizal, these individuals were allegedly involved in attacking security posts in Intan Jaya on Friday and Saturday.

Faizal mentioned that the security forces obtained information about the shooting of the three suspected TPNPB members from informants within Yoswa Maisani’s group. However, the whereabouts and condition of the three individuals are unknown.

“Our informant reported that the three TPNPB members were shot in the chest and legs,” he said on Monday.

Since Friday (1/19/2024), the TPNPB group has continued to attack security posts in Sugapa, Intan Jaya. Bayu Suseno, the Head of the Public Relations Task Force for Cartenz Peace  Operation, confirmed that a civilian named Yusak Sondegau became a casualty and died from TPNPB gunfire. Additionally, a mobile brigade member, First Brig. Anumerta Alfando Steve Karamoy, also lost his life in the series of attacks since Friday.

Bayu stated that his personnel will continue to pursue and investigate TPNPB members involved in the attacks. (*)

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