|Police officers carry the coffin containing the body of their colleague who were killed in the latest attack by separatists near a giant gold and copper mine in Papua, during a funeral procession in Timika, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Tensions in the region have flared in the past month as members of the National Liberation Army of West Papua have declared an area near the mine a battlefield with Indonesian security forces. (AP Photo/Mujiono).
Tembagapura, -Indonesian police said they helped evacuate more than 340 people Friday from villages in easternmost Papua after security forces apparently gained the upper hand in a standoff with separatists. It was unclear if there were any casualties.
Papua police spokesman Suryadi Diaz said the villages of Kimbeli and Banti, where separatists stationed gunmen last week, were secured and 344 people including two dozen children were evacuated by bus to a nearby town. Those who left were mostly migrants from other regions while hundreds of indigenous Papuans stayed behind, police said. Baca lebih lanjut
Brimob forces in Mile 61 Freeport – Doc Jubi.
Jakarta, Indonesia — A member of an the National Liberation Army of West Papua (TPNPB) in Indonesia’s Papua region has disputed police claims that it’s holding villagers hostage during a standoff with security forces.
The remote region’s long-simmering insurgency has flared in the past month, with one paramilitary police officer killed and six others wounded in attacks by the National Liberation Army of West Papua. The two sides are also waging a PR war, with police calling the group an armed criminal gang and accusing it of attacks on civilians. Baca lebih lanjut
The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPN-OPM)
Jakarta – Indonesia’s military said on Friday it was prepared to take tough measures against rebels who have threatened to “destroy” the mining operations of Freeport-McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua in their independence struggle.
Police say an armed separatist group linked to the Free Papua Movement (OPM) is preventing about 1,000 people in five villages from leaving an area near the giant Grasberg copper mine, operated by a unit of the Arizona-based company. Baca lebih lanjut