Joint security officers of Indonesian Military (TNI) and National Police, who were patrolling Aimasa area in Sorong District, West Papua, were attacked by an armed group of Free Papua Organization (OPM) at 2 am on Wednesday (01/05).
One of TNI personnel, identified as Second Sub-Lieutenant Sultony was injured in the ambush.
The joint security officers monitored the area after they got information that Isak Kalaibin would lead several people in the area to hoist the “Bintang Kejora” flag of the banned OPM.
The OPM ambushed vehicles of security personnel by using sharp weapons when the troupe approaching the area.
The assault also caused car window of Deputy Chief of Aimas Resort Police Commissioner Pinem`s vehicle shattered.
The ambush forced several personnel to conduct protection shoots and quickly left the scene.
Public Relation Chief of Papuan Police Senior Commissioner Gede Sumerta said the forced shoot of the join security officers caused one armed person, initialed SK, experienced wounds in left thigh, stomach and left arm.
“However we cannot ensure does the victim`s wounds were caused by military personnel`s shooting or not,” Sumerta said.
Police secured several evidences related to the ambush, include a unit of arrows and arc, two slingshots and a bayonet as well as cleaver.
Source: ANTARA News