Military post in Papua attacked, two wounded

Two military officers were wounded when a group of armed people of Free Papua Movement (OPM) attacked their post in Yambi, Puncak Jaya district, Papua, at 8 am on May 21st.

The source said that the military post in Yambi which is 80 km from Mulia, district capital of Puncak Jaya, was attacked by an armed group affiliated to OPM.

One of the the two wounded military personnel is the Yambi Military Post Commandant Second Lieut. Agung, while the other one was not yet identified.

The two victims would be flown to Jayapura by a military helicopter midday on Saturday.

Puncak Jaya District Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Alek Korwa confirmed the incident when contacted on Saturday.He said that security condition in Mulia city remained conducive, however.

Source: Antara

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