Jayapura, Jubi – Armed groups again fired at brimob (mobile brigades) members who served in PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) area, Sunday (October 29) at around 10:35 WP.
Head of Public Relations of Papua Police, Kombes (Pol) A.M. Kamal said, the target of shooting this time is a member of Brimob who served in Brigade Task Force in MP67 and MP66 area.
“Members who occupied the Mile 67 RPU,were shot from the left side of the altitude, the Taskforce responded several times, re-fired by gunfire five times,” Kombes (Pol) A.M. said Kamal in his message received by Jubi, Sunday (October 29).
According to him, the Head of Ops Amole, Head of Task Force, Deputy Head of Task Force and Danyon B Brimob Mimika went together with several members across the scene.
“They immediately went to the scene and joined the members who were at the post. The combined forces of Brimob and TNI Task Force immediately pursued perpetrators of the shootings,” he said.
At 11:05 WP, four personnels of TNI BC64 force and the zone patrol team at the Hidden Valley MP66 intersection is still pursuing the perpetrators and guarding around the scene.
“The perpetrators of the shootings allegedly fled to the Hidden Valley MP66 area to assist the chase, troops from Mapolres and other Brimob Task Force personnel immediately deployed and residents around the shooting area were evacuated to Sporthhall MP68,” he said.
Papua Police Chief, Inspector General Boy Rafli Amar said the gunmen who fired at PTFI mining area in the past few days are suspected of having a schedule of attacks.
“It’s the season, like one of last year and we’re still identifying this armed group,” he said last week. He regretted the shootings occurred in a row in the area of PT Freeport, to cause casualties and injuries. (tabloidjubi.com/Zely)