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Security forces in Papua anticipating increased danger from OPM

1st December 2012 | 1.177 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Security forces in Papua are anticipating the possibility of increased danger from separatist group Free Papua Movement (OPM) ahead of the group`s anniversary on December 1.

"Usually, ahead of the day (the anniversary), OPM creates trouble in order to show that it is still active. Therefore, security forces there have taken anticipatory and preventive measures," National Intelligence Agency (BIN) Chief Marciano Noorman told the press here on Friday.

"There have been activities like ambushes in the past few days," he said.

"We refer such cases to the relevant security authorities, the regional police command, the regional military command, and the governors" so they can take the right actions to overcome and anticipate such eventualities," Noorman explained.

He said no reinforcements had yet been sent there because the "existing forces are still effective".

NationalPpolice Chief General Timur Pradopo stated that he had already ordered police units in Papua to anticipate potential security problems ahead of the terrorist group`s anniversary.

"Everything has been put in place. So we are ready for any kind of action that might be necessary," he added.(*)