TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Cartenz Peace Task Force personnel shot a member of the Papuan armed criminal group (KKB) who carried one firearm in Kiwirok, Pegunungan Bintang Regency, Papua. Chief of the Pegunungan Bintang Police, Adj. Sr. Comr. Cahyo Sukarnito, confirmed that the incident occurred at around 06:48 AM local time.
“The shooting of KKB was taken after the sniper of the Preventive Task Force of the Kiwirok Post monitored the presence of three suspected KKB members carrying one firearm towards the end of the upper runway,” said Cahyo on Friday, October 28, 2022.
After seeing this, the mobile brigade or Brimob member shot the gun bearer down. It was suspected that the person died. His body and weapon were seen carried by his colleagues.
According to Cahyo, the presence of three KKB members was monitored from the air via drones flown by Brimob members who were guarding the airport.
As a result of the incident, Cahyo reported, the police helicopter which was going to withdraw personnel in Kiwirok was canceled due to poor weather. “[The poor] weather is also the factor that caused the helicopter to cancel the flight to Kiwirok,” he said.
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