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Summary of events in West Papua for October -6 Nov. 2017

November 6, 2017

Trouble at the mine
A number of shooting incidents occurred in the Tembagapura area between 21st and 29 October. Freeport vehicles were shot at, clashes occurred between the security forces and an armed group, leaving one security force member dead and a number injured. The police have referred to the attackers, as either OPM, an armed group or a separatist group. The police believe the group is lead by Sabinus Waker. Police believe that Sabinus and his men are responsible for the incidents and the group reportedly consists of 20 people.

On Saturday morning the 21 October, an armed group opened fire on two Freeport vehicles in Tembagapura. The driver of one of the cars received minor injuries. On Saturday afternoon two Brimob members were also injured during a firefight with an armed group in Utikini village in Tembagapura district……………………

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