Five dead after joint military-police team raids armed criminals’ HQ

An Indonesian police mobile brigade officer and Lumawi armed criminal group’s (KKB’s) five members were killed after a joint military and police Nemangkawi Operation Task Force raided their headquarters in Olenski, Ilaga Puncak, Papua.

They were killed during shootouts that occurred on Monday (April 26) and Tuesday (April 27) at Makki Village, Senior Commissioner M. Iqbal Al Qudussy, spokesman of the Nemangkawi Task Force, stated here on late Tuesday.

“Information was obtained that the five KKB members, shot dead by the Nemangkawi Task Force, belonged to the Lekagak Telenggen group,” he remarked.

On April 25, 2021, the criminal group, led by Lekagak Telenggen, shot Brigadier General Putu Danny, chief of the State Intelligence Agency’s (BIN’s) Papua office in Dambet Village, Beoga Sub-district, Puncak District.

The KKB had earlier also shot teachers and a student to death, extorted village funds, burnt down school facilities, teachers’ homes, and the local tribal chief’s home, as well as raped village girls.

Lekagak Teleggen is a fugitive placed on the Papua Police’s wanted list (DPO) since August 28, 2020, over illegal SS1 weapon possession and shooting at Mile 61 between Arwanop and Tsinga.

The task force raided the armed group’s headquarters on Monday (Apr 26) at around 8 a.m. local time in Olenski.

The task force is still pursuing criminal group members that have committed criminal acts in the last few weeks.

“There is no place for armed criminal groups in Papua or in all corners of the country,” he stated.

 

Source: Antara News

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