TPNPB assault kills construction workers in Jambul Village

Head of the Cartenz 2023 Peace Operation Public Relations Task Force, AKBP Bayu Suseno in Jayapura City.- Jubi/Alexander Loen.

Jayapura, Jubi – The Cartenz Peace Operation Task Force Head Adj. Sr. Comr. Bayu Suseno revealed the identities of five individuals attacked in Jambul Village, West Beoga District, Puncak Regency, Central Papua Province.

The attack, attributed to the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB), resulted in three fatalities—Satiman (40), Triyono (50), and Suyanto (40)—while Nurali (52) and Alfian Pratasis (30) sustained injuries.

Bayu, disclosed that the victims, who were construction workers at a health center, were targeted by an armed group allegedly led by Aibon Kogoya from the TPNPB Intan Jaya. Firearms and machetes were reportedly used in the attack.

According to Bayu, the victims’ post-mortem examinations revealed the cause of death for Suyanto, Satiman, and Triyono. Meanwhile, injured victims were evacuated to Timika for medical attention.

Papua Police Chief Insp. Gen. Mathius Fakhiri stated that prior to the assault, the police had advised the construction company to cease operations and relocate their workers due to potential security risks in the area. However, this caution was ignored, leading to the tragic incident. Fakhiri confirmed plans to deploy Cartenz Task Force personnel to Beoga in response to the situation. (*)

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