8 soldiers shot dead in Papua

Jakarta Post

 

The government is condemning the shooting deaths of 8 soldiers by unidentified groups in Papua in the bloodiest attack on security forces in two years.

“These were irresponsible acts committed by the perpetrators amid the government’s intense efforts to accelerate development in Papua and to improve the welfare of Papuans,” Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Djoko Suyanto said at a press conference at his office on Thursday.

 

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