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Papua Military command ready to help overcome armed groups

30th July 2014 | 3.056 Views
Papua Military command ready to help overcome armed groups
Photo document of Papua Regional Military Command Major General Christian Zebua checked his troops. (ANTARA/Evarukdijati)
Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - The chief of the Papua Regional Military Command, Major General Christian Zebua, has expressed TNIs (military) readiness to assist the police in dealing with armed groups that have been causing restlessness in the region.

"We are ready to offer our services in overcoming the armed groups that have recently attacked civilians as well as security personnel," he said to ANTARA News here.

He said he condemned the shooting incidents involving the groups in the Papua inland regions.

Regarding the form of assistance the TNI will provide, he said that as the situation is still under civil order status, he would only prepare personnel who could be used immediately in case they were required by the police.

The TNI will remain behind the police and support every action they carry out, he affirmed.

He said personnel in Wamena had been made available to be embedded in the police force.

In the last two months, four people including two police officers had been killed by civilian armed groups in the region.

They had carried out attacks in Tingginambut, district of Puncak Jaya, and Tiom, district of Lanny Jaya.

(Reported by Evarukdijati/E006/H-YH/INE/KR-BSR/A014)