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TNI soldier shot to death in Papua

31st August 2013 | 1.872 Views
Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - At least one member of the Indonesia Military (TNI) was shot to death while patrolling in the Tinggineri area, Papua, on Saturday.

The information from TNI noted that the patrol was attacked by an armed group and identified the casualty as First Private Andre.

Meanwhile, Commander of XVII Cendrawasih Military Regional Command (Kodam), Major General Christian Zebua, said his agency was still investigating the shooting incident.

"I am on duty in Jakarta. However, we still collect data from Tinggineri relating to the shooting incident," Zebua told ANTARA here on Saturday.

The incident occurred when security personnel conducted a patrol in Tinggineri, where the armed group attacked the soldiers.

The officers managed to evacuate the body of the slain soldier from Tinggineri to Tingginambut, a distance of four kilometers.

The TNI has not confirmed whether it would evacuate the body to Mulia or Wamena using land or air transportation. (*)