Armed criminal group member dies in gunfight with soldiers

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) – Cendrawasih Regional Military Command XVII Commander Maj. Gen. Ignatius Yogo Triyono confirmed a member of armed criminal group in Itan Jaya, Papua, died in a gunfight with the Banteng/Raiders Infantry Battalion 400 (Yonif 400/BR) soldiers.

Triyono confirmed here on Thursday that a gunfight had, in fact, occurred at around 5 a.m. local time on Wednesday that resulted in the death of an armed criminal group member identified as Peria Mirib.

The Yonif 400/BR soldiers also seized a cellular phone and a handy talky (HT) device believed to be used for communication among members of the armed criminal group, he noted.

Soldiers of the Indonesian military are still conducting a clean-up operation around the scene of the gunfight, he stated.

The Yonif 400/BR soldiers were sent to Intan Jaya to join a vulnerable region securing the task force.

According to data, three Yonif 400/BR soldiers were killed in two gunfights with the armed criminal group since early this year.



Source: Antara News



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